Ownership Issues Under Copyright LawThe 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?