unpublished is not published

As societies become more complex in structure and resources, the need of formal or intentional distinction between published and unpublished worlds becomes evident. Work supports the contention that the process of forming opinions, influencing chain of events and decision making differs between published and unpublished realities

The right of publicity, often called personality rights, is the right of an individual to control the commercial use of his or her name, image, likeness, or other unequivocal aspects of one’s identity. In the USA it is accepted that a person’s name, voice and likeness are protected at law. Similarly, Canada, Germany and France also have accepted the existence of a personality right. An individual has the exclusive right to authorise how their name, voice, signature, photograph or likeness may be used. They are generally considered as property rights, rather than personal rights, and so the validity of personality rights of publicity may survive the death of the individual. In UK law one has to rely on traditional intellectual property law

Moral rights are rights of creators of copyrighted works generally recognized in civil law jurisdictions and in some common law jurisdictions.The moral rights include the right of attribution, the right to have a work published anonymously or pseudonymously, and the right to the integrity of the work. The preserving of the integrity of the work allows the author to object to alteration, distortion, or mutilation of the work that is prejudicial to the author’s honor, reputation or anything else that may detract from the artist’s relationship with the work. Moral rights are distinct from any economic rights tied to copyrights

economic rights – guaranteeing author and copy rights owner have control over their work and remuneration for its use through selling or licensing

  • In United Kingdom and EU countries written and  artistic work is protected as soon as a work is created and lasts 70 years after the author’s death
  • In the USA from January1,1978 unpublished written and artistic work receive the same copyright protection as published and registered work. From the moment of its creation and gives it a term lasting for the author’s life plus an additional 70 years

encyclopædia britannica

published is not unpublished – plakats,1518&projects 2010