Still, the application of moral rights protection in diverse contexts led me to think about the issue in a perhaps an unconventional setting--letters of recommendation. Thus, this Kat was recently asked to write a letter of recommendation for a young lawyer with whom he had worked. "My pleasure", I replied and I then set out to draft such a letter. Since each request for a letter of recommendation is different, the letter had to be carefully crafted so as to balance the dignity of the lawyer who is being recommended, on the one hand, and my professional reputation, on the other. It is no surprise, therefore, that such a letter takes this Kat multiple hours to write.
So far, so good. But what happens if, instead of drafting each letter anew, this Kat simply looked for forms of letter of recommendation via an internet search. For purposes of discussion, let's say that he finds such a site--