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btrfs is doomed
Posted Aug 15, 2010 1:23 UTC (Sun) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
If you want it to be otherwise you'll have to take extra steps.
Posted Aug 15, 2010 3:49 UTC (Sun) by tseaver (subscriber, #1544)
Not so, at least in the U.S: unless you are an employee whose employment
contract explicitly assigns such rights to your employer, or you are a
non-employee and your contract with your customer explicitly calls out the
work being delivered as falling under "work-for-hire" (or you explicitly
assign the copyrights as part of the contract), copyright adheres to the
> If you want it to be otherwise you'll have to take extra steps.
Exactly vice versa (under U.S. law).
IANALAIDPOOTV, of course.
Posted Aug 15, 2010 17:02 UTC (Sun) by butlerm (subscriber, #13312)
In the U.S., a work "prepared by an employee within the scope of his or her employment" is a "work for hire", the rights to which automatically go to the employer:
"In the case of a work made for hire, the employer or other person for whom the work was prepared is considered the author for purposes of this title, and, unless the parties have expressly agreed otherwise in a written instrument signed by them, owns all of the rights comprised in the copyright." (17 USC 201(b))
The default rules for contractors are different, i.e. the assignment (if any) must be made the other way.
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