Drafting Concepts - copyright ownership


The Copyright Owner

The Copyright owner: THE AUTHOR OF THE ORIGINAL WORK

Generally the person who gives “expression to the ideas or information”

i.e. The person who does the drawing even if it is a drawing of someone else’s ideas.

Except

  • An employee preparing drawings under the terms of employment does not own copyright.
  • Government usually retains copyright in work prepared on their behalf.

Only the copyright owner can reproduce- photocopy, hand copy, computer readable version, make public for the first time or broadcast or transmit the material.

But the client can use the work for the purpose it for which it was created. (more…)

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