Above: Darwyn Cooke's art for THE MINUTEMEN, a BEFORE WATCHMEN project, nicked from Comics Alliance.
Via Rolling Stone:
I can’t give the Siegel and Shusters what they deserve, and I certainly can’t give Alan Moore what he deserves, or what he thinks he should get out of this. That's all beyond my power. But what I can do is have respect for what he’s done, and try to do my best to live up to that.
I think he's trying to say that although he acknowledges the rights issues, there isn't anything he can do about it so he might as well go ahead and publicize his work for BEFORE WATCHMEN. I also think he is trying to say that in the nicest way possible.