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Copyrights and Work Done for Hire

Posted by Brandon Selinsky on May 12, 2015 11:52:01 AM

Work Created for My Employer Eligible for Copyrights?

When you create a work that is normally protected by U.S. copyrights law, you normally assume that protection yourself, as the creator. But this is not always true. In the case of a work made for hire, the employer or other person for whom the work was prepared is considered the author and owns all of the rights that comes with the copyrights unless the parties have expressly agreed otherwise in a signed document.

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Topics: Intellectual Property, Copyright Law, copyrighting, IP attorney, work done for hire

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