[thelist] Nondisclosure Agreement

alan herrell - the head lemur headlemur at lemurzone.com
Tue Jan 10 10:02:59 CST 2006

You are looking for a Work for Hire Clause.

    Statutory Definition

Section 101 of the copyright law defines a “work made for hire” as:

    (1) a work prepared by an employee within the scope of his or her
    employment; or

    (2) a work specially ordered or commissioned for use as a
    contribution to a collective work, as a part of a motion picture or
    other audiovisual work, as a translation, as a supplementary work,
    as a compilation, as an instructional text, as a test, as answer
    material for a test, or as an atlas, if the parties expressly agree
    in a written instrument signed by them that the work shall be
    considered a work made for hire. For the purpose of the foregoing
    sentence, a “supplementary work” is a work prepared for a
    publication as a secondary adjunct to a work by another author for
    the purpose of introducing, concluding, illustrating, explaining,
    revising, commenting upon, or assisting in the use of the other
    work, such as forewords, afterwords, pictorial illustrations, maps,
    charts, tables, editorial notes, musical arrangements, answer
    material for tests, bibliographies, appendixes, and indexes; and an
    “instructional text” is a literary, pictorial, or graphic work
    prepared for publication and with the purpose of use in systematic
    instructional activities.

    This is the 'Money for Stuff ' method of design.
    This covers most of what you are looking for with image production
    and static web pages.

    Where the knives may come out, is in dynamic sites, such as database
    driven sites, or sites that have custom code, that is developed for
    a specific site.

    Most times this is not much of a problem as most
    designer/developers/pixel mechanics build stuff and then release
    into the public domain for the lazy among us to cut and paste.:)
    It is always nice to attribute stuff in the comments in the code,

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