SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: SIGIA-L: How common is it for IAs re
Re: SIGIA-L: How common is it for IAs retain rights to the Intelectual Property (Was reasonable comitment)
From: Andrew McNaughton (andrew_at_tki.org.nz)
Date: Wed Sep 05 2001 - 11:07:20 EDT
On Wed, 5 Sep 2001, David R. Austen wrote:
> Monday, September 03, 2001, 11:09:03 PM, George wrote:
> GO> * Retain rights to the intellectual property of the work you create
> GO> until it's *fully* paid for.
> Great advice. And after the project is paid, how common is it to
> own rights to the IP, in general? Copyright belongs to authors -
> unless they are employees. That allows us to use it again with another
> client. Not as an identical website, but code, design elements, etc.
I'm not sure about your country, but that's not how it is here in New
Zealand. If it's commisioned work, it becomes the property of the client
unless otherwise agreed.
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