Source Code Ownership
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Posted by Terry Stroud on November 10, 2002 at 09:11:55:
I have a question about the Intellectual Property rights for software I developed. Here is the situation...
I have a client who approached me about writing some software to control some commercially available video hardware. I wrote a quote that had the cost of equipment and an estimate for my time (hourly rate). I thought it was understood that I lowballed the quote for my time because this project would give me the opportunity to develop and application that I could later resale to others. Other than the quote, there was and is no other contract or written agreement. Now that I have received strong interest in the product from others, the client now wants to claim ownership of source code.
Here are some facts of this case…
·I have my own business. The client in question pays my invoices as a 1099 vendor. Invoices are sent out per project.
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