A copyright law term. This refers to the special rights that are guaranteed to authors by the Berne Convention which are personal in nature and thus are not able to be purchased or transferred. It is those rights that are said to be moral such as the right to state that you are the author of a work, disclaim that you authored a work and object to usage of a work that would be injurious to your (the author’s) reputation. Copyright law does not cover moral rights although there may be protections under U.S. Copyright law which overlap with Moral Rights.