Work For Hire Exception Under Copyright Law

Work for hire situations can cause confusion on determining the author of the work that being copyrighted. Under U.S. copyright law is that the person who creates a work is the author of that work, an exception exists for "works made for hire." If a work is "made for hire," the employer, and not the employee, is considered the author.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

How is it determined whether or not a work for hire is involved?
How do companies avoid work for hire confusion?

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