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work for hire

noun appointed sub-author, deleeated author
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Three areas of IP ownership that often generate controversy for businesspeople are work-for-hire agreements, ownership of patents and licensed rights.
The faculty at Pittsburg State University in Kansas was represented by the Kansas Education Association under the Kansas Public Employee Labor Relations Act (PEERA) When the NEA sought to negotiate with the Kansas Regents on issues of copyright ownership; the Regents refused citing pre-emption of the issue under the work-for-hire doctrine of the federal Copyright Act.
Following the standard work-for-hire language, we included the following 'transfer of rights' language" (see sidebar).
A work-for-hire or commissioned work is one of three scenarios when ownership in copyright is transferred to another person or entity other than the creator of the musical work.
Under the independent contractor agreement, the taxpayer hired independent contractors to develop nontechnical aspects of the software, such as background or theme music, on a work-for-hire basis.
In this case, the client had a photographer sign a work-for-hire agreement after an assignment had been completed.
Several universities are actually heading completel away from the work-for-hire concept.
I'm looking forward to helping IDEAS grow in the work-for-hire corporate world as well as with the multitude of intellectual properties and original programming they are developing.
LDBRAIN's growing pipeline of motion pictures and television series, and a steady increase in long-form, work-for-hire business, the impetus of this move can be attributed to the growth of 3D animation in television.
Known for its high quality work-for-hire services, including productions for the Mattel Barbie franchise and direct-to-video releases of Casper, Popeye and Hot Wheels, Mainframe has most recently produced a proprietary animated direct-to-DVD feature featuring Tony Hawk, the legendary skateboarder, due for release this fall.
We're now beginning to see the extension of work-for-hire agreements to all participants in the recording process, which will be invaluable to avoiding future litigation of this type," said Mr.
We've had great success - and its been a fantastic ride - pursuing, on our own, both a profitable work-for-hire business, as well as layering on new creative opportunities with original IP development," said Jon Goldman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Foundation 9 Entertainment.