Re: Re: Re: Can a previously unknown Technique/Style now being used be basis of infringement of copyright??
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Posted by Edward Astair on February 19, 2003 at 05:40:34:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Can a previously unknown Technique/Style now being used be basis of infringement of copyright?? posted by M. Arthur Auslander on February 05, 2001 at 04:44:24:
: In the US mere employment does not transfer rights. The nature of the employment and/or the written employment agreememt are determinative. In instances a factor may be the use of the employer's facililties.
: M. Arthur Auslander
If I understand your statement correctly, then just because someone employs you, does not mean they own what you work on? Granted, if an employee handbook or employment contract states otherwise, then the work is the employers. But assuming the employer has a severly limited employment contract and an employee handbook that explicitly states that the handbook can not be construed as an extension to any employment contract...could they still make legitimate claim that could stand up?
What about work done after hours on my own time with my own materials? They certainly can't expect that they own me just because I work for them. Right?
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