OEM Documentation: Who retains the copyright?

Subject: OEM Documentation: Who retains the copyright?
From: sdespres -at- connected -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2003 12:35:35 -0600

Greetings all, hoping you can help settle a mild dispute. I've searched on
the 'Net and the TECHWR-L archives and was unable to find an answer.

When branding OEM documentation, who retains the copyright of the finished
work? the OEM, or the company for whom it is branded?

It is my understanding that if a company puts its name on an OEM product,
the accompanying documentation (with that company's name, product name,
etc.) would be the copyright of that company. After all, it's the
copyright that gives the company the right to distribute, republish, etc.
etc. The OEM does not retain the copyright of the finished, branded

Thanks in advance for your responses.

S. Despres


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