Re: Source Code Ownership
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Posted by M Arthur Auslander on November 11, 2002 at 00:02:02:
In Reply to: Source Code Ownership 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.
Dear Mr. Stroud,
M. Arthur Auslander
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