In general, every individual has ownership of the copyright to the work that he or she produces unless they sign a Work For Hire or are employees. What are the sneaky lawyer tricks and legaleze that you will want to look out for in a Work For Hire? In this movie, author Seth Polanksy walks you through the most common tricks lawyers can use.
- Now that we've examined the key terms…and conditions of work for hire or contractor agreements,…I'd like to share with you some of my personal issues,…or sneaky lawyer tricks that you need to keep…an eye out for.…1) Blurring the line between employee and contractor.…Often, unsophisticated parties, or parties who are just…sophisticated enough to understand the phrase work…for hire, will write a contract that essentially treats…freelancers like employees.…While there's a good deal of risk here…on the corporate side,…contractors are often in for an unpleasant surprise when…it turns out that even though the contract explicitly stated…X,Y, and Z were works for hire and A,B, and C weren't,…the company they did the work for now owns…A, B, C, X, Y, and Z.…
The second issue is payment terms.…Lack of penalties for late payments, specifically.…And by that I mean that while a contract may stipulate that…payment must be made in 30 days, I often see payment terms…that don't include a penalty for late payment.…If you don't include this language, what's your…
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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