In general, every individual has ownership of the copyright to the work that he or she produces. When does a creator now own copyright? When they have signed a Work For Hire or Contractor Agreement. In this movie, author Seth Polanksy describes what key terms and clauses are used to create a Work For Hire.
- So, what are the key terms of most work for hire…or contractor agreements, and why do they matter?…Let's explore the most common terms and conditions…of these agreements and provide some insight…into their importance.…First, parties, who's hiring, who are you hiring?…As we talked about in previous sections,…all of the parties to a contract need to know exactly…who the other parties are, to whom you're responsible,…who is responsible to you.…The key takeaway here is know who you're getting…into business with.…
Two, term or delivery date.…The term of a contract generally indicates…the start and end dates of the agreement.…Now, I've wrapped these two together,…but please understand that often the date…a contract is signed is not the same as the start work date.…Clearly, it's important to know when your work must begin,…and more importantly, when your work is due.…Significant questions answered by these clauses are,…when does the work start and end?…When is the work due?…Regular reporting requirements or project updates,…
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- Why do you need a contract?
- Types of contracts
- Asking for an NDA
- Work-for-hire and contractor agreements
- Proposals, quotes, and statements of work
- Licensing agreements
- Delivery and payment terms