Does Your Association Own its Intellectual Property?

04 Oct 2013 11:31 AM | James Ranieri (Administrator)
Associations produce quite a lot of content via newsletters, web site posts, articles, and internal publications.  But without the proper agreements in place, these content pieces may not be owned by the association.  

Katharine Meyer, Esq. tackles this issue on her blog.  "A fundamental principle of copyright law is that ownership vests in the person who creates the work. Therefore, even if a person is paid to create a work for the Association, the Association will not own the work unless the work is a “work made for hire”."

For more specifics, follow this link to obtain the entire article. 

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