work made for hire
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Posted by Kat H. on December 18, 2002 at 07:15:09:
In 1999 I wrote a novel for hire. Orginally it was to be simply a new version of an old 1911 sci fi novel. But instead I wrote an original story with original characters and settings (all my invention) as a sequel to the old sci-fi classic; this was copyrighted by the company that contracted me. It was an independent contractor work-for-hire arrangement. However, I have been advised recently that by law a novel cannot be copyrighted as work made-for-hire.
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