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Brief Answer: The type of ownership relevant to your question is that over intellectual property; specifically: the copyright. The application of copyright law to tweets is currently a cutting edge area of law with no clear answers. Longer Answer: Is a tweet copyrightable? Short phrases are not copyrightable. Prunte v. Universal Music Group, Inc., 699 F.Supp....


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If it was not specified in my employment contract That is highly unlikely. Almost all companies that have any interest in IP will have a detailed set of rules in their employment contract. These typically cover not only IP but also "working on the side" either for yourself or for other clients. If you are worried about this sort of thing, your ...


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California has employee friendly IP employment laws. It states that an employer does not have rights to things you develop on your own time and equipment unless it was assigned work or withing the company's current or "actual or demonstrably anticipated" future business. It is not just the default absent any other agreement. In fact, it makes any ...


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