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The Free Software Foundation faced the same issue, as many contributors needed disclaimers from their employers. Luckily, it's not difficult. Their template: Yoyodyne, Inc., hereby disclaims all copyright interest in the program “Woodpecker” (which deconstructs trees) written by James Hacker. signature of Moe Ghoul 1 April 1989 Moe Ghoul, ...


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If your contract for the job includes some kind of confidentiality clause prohibiting revealing communications related to the job, then yes it is prohibited. But I have never seen any such thing: check your paperwork. Even if somebody writes at the bottom of their email "This email is confidential and cannot be distributed to anybody other than the intended ...


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Sure, it can But it doesn’t mean what you think it means It means that if you bring IP into the company then you will indemnify your employer if it turns out you nicked it. So if you had worked at Oracle and then worked at Google, you would indemnify Google if you used great swathes of Oracle’s IP in your work at Google.


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Names in and of themselves cannot be trademarked in the United States (or copyrighted or any other form of IP protection) and as such, one may use a pen name that belongs to a celebrity, provided that they aren't trying to protray themselves as a celebrity. It's entirely possible for a work of fiction to be written by "Jay Wood" the author and stares a ...


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Besides any disclaimer of copyright ownership of your future work (like the FSF document), the situation might be that you have already started writing code for the project. If so, and if your employee agreement or the force of law in your state dictates that work done on your own time is work for hire under copyright law then they already hold the copyright ...


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You may have been an employee. If the volunteer's activities look, walk and quack like an employee's activities, and would be a type of work that the nonprofit would hire to an employee but for the volunteer stepping up, then there's a fairly compelling argument that the volunteer is acting in the capacity of an employee, and is well aware of that at the ...


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