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Copyright Ownership: Work Made For Hire

The author of the work is the person who actually creates the work. This person is the one who translates an idea into a fixed, tangible expression that is entitled to copyright protection.

In some instances, the person may be creating the work as a “Work Made For Hire”. This means that under certain employment conditions, the actual creator of a work is not the legal author of the work. For works created after January 1, 1978, a distinction was made between employees acting within the scope of their employment and the creation of the work by independent contractors.

Networking... It’s Easier Than You Think

Networking - the practice of gathering contacts. The concept seems simple enough but putting the practice into effect is harder than it seems. Many people don’t realize the value of networking. Networking is invaluable on so many levels. It’s a source of referrals for work, a source of information and a great way to meet colleagues who in many instances can turn into great friends.

Finding Your Voice

Finding your voice sounds simple but how often have you found yourself not speaking up, not pointing out when something is wrong and allowing others to take away your voice?