Hershel > >>To be clear, I am looking for a form that says that the > code that our > >>new contractor, Johnny-boy, writes will be owned by US and > not by him. > > > >>From what you say, you will require a Work For Hire agreement to > >>satisfy > > the conditions in your second paragraph. > > Hmmm, looks that way. I wasn't aware of this agreement. I > also see now that I may want to have him sign a non-compete also. > > So do I need all these forms? Or is there a general form? I don't know if my experiences are typical, but I have been presented with the following documents in the following order when commencing work for a client: 1. Meet with potential client for preliminary discussions - sign non-disclosure agreement. 2. Agree terms with client - sign contract incorporating work for hire agreement. I have never (and would never) sign a non-compete agreement on a work for hire, although I have signed non-compete agreements with the majority of permanent jobs that I have had. IANAL, YMMV, HTH and HAND :) Chris Marsh Web Developer http://www.globet.com/ Tel: +44 20 8246 4804 Ext 828 Fax: +44 20 8246 4808 Any opinions expressed in this email are those of the individual and not necessarily the Company. This message is intended for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is confidential and privileged and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please contact the sender immediately and delete it from your system.