[thelist] Nondisclosure Agreement

Chris at globet.com Chris at globet.com
Tue Jan 10 08:32:47 CST 2006


> >>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

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.


Chris Marsh
Web Developer
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