When Work for Hire is Not Work for Hire

If you are working with third parties to create what could be copyrighted materials, you need to understand who owns the rights to the created work.  Most business owners wrongly believe they can slap a work-for-hire clause in the contract to gain ownership, but they are wrong.  Attorney Murray discusses the two instances that create a work-for-hire in today’s podcast.  She will also break down the definition of a special commission and how the court determines whether you work with an employee or an independent contractor. 

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About the Own Your Genius Podcast

The Own Your Genius podcast is the perfect mix of business, law, and mindset to help black entrepreneurs succeed in business and life.

Join Attorney LaConya Murray each month as she and guest share their entrepreneurial journey, tricks of the trade, and their secrets to getting out of their own way to succeed.

Inspired by her grandmother, the community bootlegger Attorney Murray‘s passion for helping entrepreneurs started early. Today she helps entrepreneurs throughout the country protect their brand, content, and ideas through trademarks, copyrights, and business development.


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