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Unpublished Paper
WHEN ART BECOMES FREE: ON ARTISTIC IN-EXPRESSION & PERSONAL CONVICTIONS
ExpressO (2014)
  • Amir H Khoury, Tel Aviv University
Abstract

In this paper I argue that just as there are moral rights in copyright law, which secure attribution and integrity, so too, there should be 'inverse' moral rights that can protect artists from being impelled or compelled to create in the first place. This research comes against the backdrop of one of the most contentious issues in the Western world today, that pertaining to same-sex marriage. But the discussion applies to all other fields where creativity finds itself in a battle over personal convictions. In my view, the inverse moral rights construct is the true reflection of the extent of liberalism. I contend that absent inverse moral rights, liberalism itself will decline and thus, in time, society at large will lose.

Keywords
  • moral rights,
  • discrimination,
  • same-sex marriage,
  • liberty,
  • art,
  • civil rights,
  • free speech,
  • in-expression,
  • inverse moral rights,
  • freedom
Publication Date
March 6, 2014
Citation Information
Amir H Khoury. "WHEN ART BECOMES FREE: ON ARTISTIC IN-EXPRESSION & PERSONAL CONVICTIONS" ExpressO (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/amir_khoury/4/