work for hire


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work for hire

n.
1. pl. works for hire A composition or creation whose copyright is owned or retained by the party that commissioned it or by the employer of the person who produced it.
2. pl. work for hires A legal contract that commissions a work for hire.
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According to PC World, however, Zuckerberg had stated under oath that he had not signed the Work for Hire document but only signed an agreement to do website development work for StreetFax, a now defunct company.
Citing the Restatement (Second) of Agency the court notes that whether any particular creative work of a faculty member constitutes work for hire will depend on whether the work meets the Restatement test, i.
This analysis will discuss the issues present under the work for hire doctrine, works created by independent contractors, and joint works of authorship [9].
That sentiment was echoed by Todd Engdahl of the Denver Post, which has no official, written policy but in general treats all freelance work as work for hire.
We said from the beginning we did not intend to change the law and have worked diligently to assure that the issue of work for hire is resolved without prejudice to anyone's position," Rosen says.