Do you know the answer? Are you sure your answer is right? If not, here are some tips to finding the right answer.
This part is pretty easy–the person that creates an original work will own the copyright to that work unless one of the exceptions below applies.
There are three common scenarios under which someone other than the creator may own the copyright to the creator’s original work.
Always use contracts with contractors!
To make sure you own the copyright to the works your independent contractors create, always use a written contract with them. The contract should (1) identify the works as “works made for hire” and (2) as a backup, expressly state that the contractor transfers ownership to your business.
(This article is general in nature and is not legal advice.)
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