4. WHICH… rights in the work are protected?

Authors ‘own’ their work and can decide what should happen to it.

This exclusive right guarantees two kinds of rights (or legal positions) to authors:

These legal positions grant authors a whole range of claims and rights. In practice, this distinction is particularly relevant when it has to be decided whether authors can assign their copyrights to others. The moral right of the author cannot be assigned, but the property right can be assigned to others.