Re: Same content for multiple clients AND COPYRIGHT

Subject: Re: Same content for multiple clients AND COPYRIGHT
From: Andrew Plato <gilliankitty -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 22:21:42 -0800 (PST)


<hedley_finger -at- myob -dot- com -dot- au> wrote in message news:180498 -at- techwr-l -dot- -dot- -dot-

> P.S. Incidentally, most clients are clueless about copyright. So, if
> their contracts do not mention ownership of copyright, keep quiet. Then,
> if they are non-payers, you can blithely inform that, if they publish the
> manual without permission, you will obtain a restraining injunction and sue
> them until their eyes water.

Nothing says "hire me" quite like vindictiveness!

In the US, most companies do have a clue and will put a copyright on the
material meaning you own nothing. If you're hired and paid to write docs for a
company - assume they own it. You'll be a lot better off.

Have a nice day.

Andrew Plato

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