RE: OEM Documentation: Who retains the copyright?

Subject: RE: OEM Documentation: Who retains the copyright?
From: "GeneK" <gene -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: 09 Jul 2003 15:23:15 PDT

In the absence of a specific agreement, the creator of
the product, including all of its documentation, would
retain ownership of its material, and would be granting
a licence to the company making the purchase to use it.
The purchasing company, OTOH, would retain ownership of
any of its own IP that is inserted into the OEM document,
thus rendering the finished docs useless to either party
without the express agreement of the other. However,
no company with even the most marginally competent
contracts group would enter into an OEM contract that
didn't cover these areas specifically.

Gene Kim-Eng

------- Original Message -------
Wed, 9 Jul 2003 12:35:35 -0600 ?wrote:

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


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