If we hire someone to produce a work, who owns the copyright?
Under the 1976
Act, if that person is an in-house employee and that person creates
the work within the scope of employment, this type of work is known
as a "work for hire," and your company is considered the
author and owner of the copyright. However, if the person is an
outside consultant, such as a computer programmer, that consultant
may own the work unless there is an agreement to the contrary.
Last update on September 28, 2009 by Administrator.