[thelist] When can the client keep the product as their own?

Joshua Olson joshua at alphashop.net
Wed Dec 5 20:07:29 CST 2001


There are usually lots and lots of permutations of this theme.  Generally,
the contract itself will outline who owns what in a business relationship.
Most employee/employer contracts I've seen eventually say that anything the
employee produces belongs to the company or whoever the company gives it to.
The business/client contract can be different for every deal and is
completely up to whatever arrangements are made.  The savvier(is that a
word??) business person usually ends up owning the rights to the product,
unless it does not make sense for one person or the other to own it.

Does this answer your question?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Faye Tarzwell(FayeC)" <ftarzwell at fayec.com>
Subject: [thelist] When can the client keep the product as their own?

: Hi,


: Now I am wondering...if you are an employee of a company who wants to
: put an e-commerce site online will your programming be considered yours
: or the company's?
: In which cases the client can keep whatever you did (graphic design,
: programming, etc) as his own and is there any specific circunstances
: where the work performed by an employee is rightfully the client's or
: the company's?
: Thanks in advance for any answers to my many questions,
: --
: FayeC

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