Over the past month i have been working on a program for my company to use. Some ground rules:
- They did not hire me to do so.
- I did it at home on my own computer and not during my work hours.
This i remember from copyright class i took in college, as long as i didn't do anything on company ground or property and they can't (exactly) claim ownership of my code unless they know about it. (correctly me if i'm wrong, that what i'm here for anyway).
So i already told one of the managers of what I've been up to and he wants me to continue development of the program. However, if i do so, since the company wants to use it. I think its proper to sell my source code to the company and THEN continue development but under my hours.
My question is; Can i sell my code without copyrighting it first? Even if i put a copyright logo on the program and code, does it still count as "my property"?