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Work prepared by an employee within the scope of his or her employment; or a work specially ordered or commissioned in certain specified circumstances.

According to copyright laws in certain countries, if a work is made for hire, the employer—not the employee—is considered the legal author. This concept is also known corporate ownership

It is also worth noting that countries that are a party to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works recognize moral rights' which include the right of the creators to publicly identify themselves as the creators of the work.

Izaz Ali is a commerical lawyer who specialises in information technology law and intellectual property law with an emphasis on IT, escrow and buying and selling online businesses.

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Lawdit Solicitors offer services and advice for litigation, commercial contracts, Intellectual Property and IT legal agreements. We are experts in commercial law with a heavy emphasis on Intellectual Property, Internet and e-commerce law. Lawdit is a member of the International Trademark Association, the Solicitors' Association of Higher Court Advocates and we are the appointed Solicitors to the largest webdesign association in the world, the United Kingdom Website Designers Association.

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Article Published/Sorted/Amended on Scopulus 2008-05-11 18:02:12 in Legal Articles

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