Ownership Issues Under Copyright Law

The ownership issues of copyrighted work and the definitions of employees and employers has been a question of contention. 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 person is an employee?
What were the tests articulated prior to the Supreme Court’s decision?

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