Re: Re: Re: Copyright Ownership
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander Auslander Thomas on December 01, 2000 at 09:35:53:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Copyright Ownership posted by dd on December 01, 2000 at 08:14:07:
: Thank you for your response and in follow-up, I am a Canadian citizen, and the work was created in Canada. Legal sources have informed me that as the work was created while under the employ of another, that party is the owner and I only retain 'moral rights' as the author.
: In reading the Canadian act (excerpt follows), this seems to be correct.
: "Who owns the copyright?
: a) the creator of the work;
: In reading the Canadian act, this seems to be correct. My concern is that the company does not consider me to be an 'employee', I do not receive 'employee benefits', nor am I socially perceived as an employee since I was hired under verbal terms as a "temp" to perform administrative overload and only came to develop intellectual properties due to my skills and knowledge.
There comes a point where I have to may a living for plying my trade. This is for free. In the US the Supreme Court insists on agreements to be in writing. Thus in the US you may have sold your services but you own the right to the work.
It's time to see a Canadian Lawyer. I can recommend a few.
M. Arthur Auslander
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