• The Case of Meskanas v ACP Publishing Pty Ltd: Landmark Damages Decision for Infringement of Moral Rights
  • October 29, 2007 | Author: Mathew Alderson
  • Law Firm: Gray & Perkins - Sydney, New South Wales Office
  • A decision last year in the Federal Magistrates Court found that a publisher infringed an artist's moral rights by falsely attributing his painting to another person. While the Copyright Act 1968 allows for damages to be awarded in respect of the infringement of moral rights, courts have often been reluctant to do so, given that moral rights are generally regarded as "non-economic" rights.