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I'm sure there are no legal statues in this regard -- though Miss Manners
and Emily Post may have some specific rules applying to situations like
It seems to me that the company -- who interviewed you, chose you from
oodles of candidates, trained you [rolling my eyes], etc. -- owns the award.
It's just plain polite for them to acknowledge you-the-writer upon award
acceptance both verbally and in writing (for you portfolio). Maybe some even
Malachite Finch Publishing, Ltd.
----- Original Message -----
From: Theresa Jones <tjones95 -at- hotmail -dot- com>
Subject: Re: Copyrights
> >Fifth, documents written as "work-for-hire" automatically belong to
> >entity hired the writer, not the writer.
> I have a question about this rule. How is ownership figured in the case
> winning awards? I ask this question because a few years ago, a former
> employer submitted a multi-media product that was completely created by a
> consultant they hired to a prestigious tech writing competition. In the
> application they submitted, they made no mention of the consultant that
> all the work- despite the fact that none of the employed writers had even
> heard of the software the consultant used on the interactive product.