[thelist] Charging for copyrights

John Handelaar john at userfrenzy.com
Wed Aug 6 08:14:04 CDT 2003

> -----Original Message-----
> From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org
> [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Cake
> Sent: 06 August 2003 04:05
> To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
> Subject: RE: [thelist] Charging for copyrights
> Andy Budd wrote:
> > Under UK (and international law I believe) if you create 
> > something you own the copyright.
> This being the case, am I right in presuming that's it true whether
> you're a freelancer, or directly working for a company as an employee
> (unless your contract of employment states otherwise) ?

No.  If you're an employee the right defaults
to the employer unless stated otherwise in your
contract (unless, interestingly, you don't have
a written contract yet).  Take legal advice
though, because obviously if I were a lawyer
I wouldn't be in here :-)

I recommend www.briffa.com, specifically Alex
Chapman, if you need a lawyer with knowledge in
'our' area.

John Handelaar

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