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Posted by Steve Iannarelli on January 21, 2001 at 03:10:04:
The following is a two part question:
Regarding "works made for hire". I am currently employed as a sales representative. At home,in my free time, I've created a program with my microsoft Excel software that is significantly helping me sell one of my product catagories. I was not hired to write computer programs for this company, nor am I allowed the time on the job to do so. Would I be the author of my creation, or would my company be the author?
Can formulas with graphic illusrations that are specifically designed for a particular industry be copy right protected? For example: A leasing program created with Excel for figuring finacial information in order to expedite payment schedules for auto leases. Or a program with bar graph illustrations showing liquide measurements of different values.
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