RE: Article on Contracting vs Employee

Subject: RE: Article on Contracting vs Employee
From: Jim Cort <jcort -at- totaltel -dot- com>
To: "'techwrites'" <TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 13:26:09 -0500

So what did you think of Disco Bloodbath?
Jim Cort
Technical Writer
Totaltel
Jcort -at- totaltel -dot- com <mailto:Jcort -at- totaltel -dot- com>


-----Original Message-----
From: Higgins, Lisa [SMTP:LHiggins -at- carrieraccess -dot- com]
Sent: Monday, February 28, 2000 12:33 PM
To: TECHWR-L
Subject: RE: Article on Contracting vs Employee

<snip>
>As such, I think it's perfectly reasonable for my employer to lay
claim to
>anything I write about telecommunications while I'm employed here,
and I'm
>fairly certain that that's what my employment contract states.

>On the other hand, I absolutely will not sign any contract that
lays claim
>to everything I write. While I can't imagine what my current
employer might
>want with my review of Disco Bloodbath or my pointless Usenet
posts, I >tend
>to CMA when I sign a contract. I figure it's reasonable for me to
maintain
>my copyright in *my* line of work and within the general technology
domain
>as well. If I were ever to decide to write an article about tech
writing or
>about a computer technology outside of my employer's primary
industry, I
>would retain that copyright. If I write something within my primary
>industry, I would expect my employer to claim it, and rightfully.





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