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They pass to the author's heirs or executor on the author's death, but may not be otherwise transferred or sold under any circumstances, by either the author or his legal successors. Any agreement to waive an author's moral rights is null and void, although the author cannot be forced to protect his work. The public domain under French copyright law A work enters the public domain (domaine public) once the proprietary rights over it have expired. It may then be used without charge, so long as the moral rights of the author are respected.

Are enshrined in Chapter 10 of the Intellectual Property Code. However, Section 193 of the code (which is also in Chapter 10), which also outlines a copyright holder's moral rights, makes these rights independent of economic rights outlined in Section 177 of the code. Under Philippine copyright law, moral rights are relatively expansive on the behalf of the copyright holder, which are listed below:   Attribution o The right to be prominently displayed as the creator of the copyrighted material, in any form practical to the work o The right to change or even withhold the work from circulation Integrity of ownership o The right to object to any alteration detrimental to the name of the creator of the material o The right to restraining the use of the creator's name in a work not of his making Copyright holders are not allowed to be forced to create or publish his or her works already published, as that could be classified as a breach of contract.

Amongst the free uses, Soviet copyright continued to grant the freedom of translation. Any work could be translated without the author's consent, and the translator was granted a separate and independent copyright on the translation. With the entry in force of the 1961 Fundamentals, translators were required to maintain the meaning and the integrity of the original work. Copyrights were non-transferable under Soviet law. Authors could only grant a publisher a time-limited right to use a work through mandatory author's contracts defined by the state.

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