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RE: [dvd-discuss] clean flicks and moral rights

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: John Zulauf [mailto:johnzu@ia.nsc.com]
>> Whether or not that single offensive (in the eye of the 
>> beholder) is in
>> the mainstream of the authors other work is irrelevant.  Only the
>> assertion of "moral rights. In this post modern world where nothing is
>> held sacred, how anything could claim the right to censor a derivative
>> work on some moral "natural law" is beyond me.  
>It is particularly ironic when they are arguing on 
>the grounds of "moral rights" when what the are
>seeking to preserve is in itself (in the eyes of 
>the CleanFlicks customers) immoral in nature.
or (more ironic still) arguing the acceptability of the content from a
morally relativist position.  In effect they are arguing:

"We assert an absolute moral right to protect all potentially offensive
content as there are no moral absolutes."

One can only hope for a Court the sense the cognative dissonance of such
a view.  Though seen in a post-modern, deconstructionist way, we can 
argue the meaning of "is" and the value of internal consistancy. (ick!)