Re: Contract Advice Needed, Quick! Can someone read this & provide an opinion?

Subject: Re: Contract Advice Needed, Quick! Can someone read this & provide an opinion?
From: Char James-Tanny <charjtf -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Technical Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 5 Feb 2010 18:04:49 -0500

> I have an opportunity for a short-term contract (about 6-7 months) and the
> employment agreement has a section on copyrights and patents. I've read it
> four times already, and I think it might affect my own (off their clock)
> works and inventions but I am not sure. Being that I might have a book deal
> in play, I really DON'T want to do that.

I'm neither a contract expert nor an attorney. However, whenever I get
something like this in a contract, I either cross it out (and initial
it), or I modify it to include pertinent details (for example, "for
works performed during billable time" or "excluding works created on
personal time").

No one has ever said anything. (Obviously, YMMV.)

Char James-Tanny ~ JTF Associates, Inc. ~ http://www.helpstuff.com
----------------------------------------------------------
Please send follow-up questions to the list. (Inquiries sent off-list
may not be seen.)
Contact me directly (CharJT at helpstuff dot com) with business inquiries.
----------------------------------------------------------
Microsoft Help MVP since 2002
Find a Help Authoring Tool at HAT-Matrix.com ~ http://hat-matrix.com
Co-author of "Managing Virtual Teams" ~ http://www.wordware.com/wiki
AuthorIT Certified Consultant, Development, and Training
STC Secretary, 2006-2010
Web site Hosting and Design ~ http://www.jtfhosting.com
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Are you looking for one documentation tool that does it all? Author,
build, test, and publish your Help files with just one easy-to-use tool.
Try the latest Doc-To-Help 2009 v3 risk-free for 30-days at:
http://www.doctohelp.com/

Explore CAREER options and paths related to Technical Writing,
learn to create SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS documents, and
get tips on FUNCTIONAL SPECIFICATION best practices. Free at:
http://www.ModernAnalyst.com

---
You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
or visit http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/options/techwr-l/archive%40web.techwr-l.com


To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
http://www.techwr-l.com/ for more resources and info.

Please move off-topic discussions to the Chat list, at:
http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/listinfo/techwr-l-chat


Follow-Ups:

References:
Contract Advice Needed, Quick! Can someone read this & provide an opinion?: From: Pro TechWriter

Previous by Author: Re: Word 2003 vs Word 2007 question
Next by Author: Re: "Is exceeded" acceptable grammar?
Previous by Thread: Contract Advice Needed, Quick! Can someone read this & provide an opinion?
Next by Thread: Re: Contract Advice Needed, Quick! Can someone read this & provide an opinion?


What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads