By: H.W. Pfabe | October 26, 2016


Work for Hire” is a phrase that businesses use a lot, and is extremely important in determining who owns Intellectual Property. Unfortunately, it is also VERY misunderstood.


As an example, you may have paid someone to create something for you. However, do you own the Copyright to it, or does it end up belonging to the person you paid to create it for you?


You might own the physical object that was created and delivered to you (a statue, a painting, a photograph, a video, a sound recording, a file with artwork, a file with computer code). However, the person that you paid to create it for you might STILL own the COPYRIGHT, and that means that they might still be free to do whatever they want with it, including licensing it to others o...