TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
Subject:Re: Client won't pay From:Iain Harrison <iharrison -at- SCT -dot- CO -dot- UK> Date:Thu, 24 Oct 1996 15:18:47 GMT
Christopher Theisson writes:
Typically, a contractor in the United States performs "work for hire,"
which means that all copyrights involved in any work performed by that
worker fall to the hiring company (unless there's a special and most
unusual other arrangement).
But I'm not sure that this is true when the contract has been breached by
the hiring company failing to pay the writer.