Re: Client won't pay

Subject: Re: Client won't pay
From: Michael Krigsman <mkrigsman -at- CPUB -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 1996 17:53:24 -0400

Copyright ownership is not purely a function of authorship. If you write a
manual, you may or may not, own the copyright. If you want to be certain, be
sure to put it in the contract before you do the work. Even if you own the
copyright, you still have to go to court to prevent someone from using your
work. This will generally take time and cost money.

Michael Krigsman
Cambridge Publications, Inc. (home of the Winhelp, TechWriting,
and Macintosh EvangeList searchable archives)

At 08:42 PM 10/23/96 +0100, Alexander Von_obert wrote:
>Hello Steve,

>* Antwort auf eine Nachricht von Stephen Arrants an All am 22.10.96

>SA> From: Stephen Arrants <stephena -at- SONIC -dot- NET>

>SA> What do you do when a client won't pay an invoice?

>- Insist on invoices during the project, e.g. after
> the structure and size of your manual has been fixed.

>- Forbid them to use any of your work. You still own the copyright.

>Greetings from Germany
>and good luck,

>Alexander von Obert, Urbanstr. 2, 90480 Nuernberg, Germany
>Free-lance Technical Writer (electronics, software)
>Voice +49-911-403903, Fax +49-911-403904, BBS +49-911-403905 (FIDO 2:2490/1719)

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