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Do faculty own the copyright to course materials they create even if their contract or university IP policy specify otherwise?

An answer on Academia.SE claims that in general, any lectures, slides, textbooks, or scholarly articles you [as faculty] write belong to you and not your school, and this is true regardless of ...
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Am I allowed to ask a company to sign a contract?

I am an undergraduate student. I recently got an internship in a company in Mauritius. I started the internship 3 weeks ago but I have a concern. The company has not created any internship contract/...
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Hiring freelancers in Germany

This question is the counterpart to Tax law and freelancing as a side-job in Germany. What are the laws concerning hiring a freelancer for a short project (for example an international freelancer ...
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Can I use confidential information provided under an NDA for other work?

Let's say that ABC Inc provided me some confidential information (CI) for a potential contract that never went through. Now XYZ Inc has approached me and asked to work on this contract with them. ...
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Do I retain ownership over software written at work, if I have not signed any sort of intellectual property contract?

At my current job, I was hired to be a call center rep and was moved to full-time software development under the same title/pay (I've been programming 8 hours/day for 5 months here). There are no ...
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Negotiating “work for hire” rights back?

On this page it says: "Even when you create works as part of your job, it may be possible for you to negotiate to obtain some rights back from your employer." How would you go about doing that? ...
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Is it legal to work for commision only in Canada?

I am interested in the province British Columbia, in Canada. Is it legal to work a job that pays only based on commission and has no base pay? I heard not as per something in here but am unclear if it ...
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Is Medium at risk of legal action?

Medium is sort of a content facilitator that charges its users for premium content and passes on part of that fee to authors, when the reader interacts with their work. However, over recent months, ...
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Is it work-for-hire if the hirer doesn't own copyright on collective work?

Per https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Work_for_hire#Law_in_the_United_States, work done by an an independent contractor may qualify under work-for-hire if it's a contribution to a collective work. But ...
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Application to a new job requires applicant to solve a programing problem, what about intellectual property?

I recently clicked on an advertisement on StackOverflow about a job as a professional front end designer because I was interested. I passed through the first stage of the application which was an ...
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I want to terminate my contract as an independent contractor [closed]

I'm in the US, California, and I entered into an independent contractor agreement while I was in college with this rich kid (trust fund kid) who was paying a low wage for my background to have me ...