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work for hire

noun appointed sub-author, deleeated author
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The biggest exception to the rule involves works for hire.
works created by non-employees that can be treated as works for hire because they are specially ordered or commissioned and are limited to certain works discussed below.
So named because Congressman Bono was working on this at the time of his death, CTEA extends the duration of copyright in the United States retroactively from the life of the author plus fifty years to the life of the author plus seventy years and, in the case of works for hire and those under a corporate ownership, from seventy-five to ninety-five years or one hundred twenty years (whichever comes first) (Hoffman, 2001; Wikipedia, 2003b).