The John Marshall Law School’s Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law is hosting a lecture on Thursday, September 12, 2019, from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm CT (1.5 hours CLE credit pending) by DePaul Law Professor Roberta Rosenthal Kwall titled “Thou Shalt Not Steal” Includes Moral Rights. Here is a description of the program:
Normally when we think of the Eighth Commandment we do not contemplate theft of authors’ works or stealing their meanings or messages. Drawing from creativity theory as well as the rich Jewish legal tradition, Professor Kwall’s talk illustrates why violating an author’s moral rights comes within the scope of this Commandment. Her discussion will also touch upon why the Visual Artist’s Rights Act provides insufficient protection for moral rights in this country.