Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Is it Work for Hire if you are the employer, as well as the employee?
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Posted by M Arthur Auslander on May 07, 2002 at 01:28:49:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Is it Work for Hire if you are the employer, as well as the employee? posted by CenglishM on May 06, 2002 at 11:34:47:
: : : I would like to have the option of selling the 30+ illustrations I did, and develop some of my unpublished works. My ex-business partner and I verbally agreed that he would take possession of the work of our employees, and I would take possession of my own work. Since I want there to be a written record, I have had a lawyer draw up an agreement. My ex-partner has given no indication that he plans on signing. My lawyer
: : : I was looking for the best way to do that.
: : M. Arthur Auslander
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: He told me simply to register the copyrights, but his area of expertise is not copyright (I.P.) law. I went to the U.S. Copyright Office web site and downloaded the forms for registration, but I am not sure if I need to say these were "works-for-hire" that I am now transferring to my name, or if I can simply copyright them as "non works-for-hire".
: They were never formally copyrighted.
I'm please that your lawyer played it straight.
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