Reply to post: Re: Do pay, and they'll take it away

This weekend you better read those ebooks you bought from Microsoft – because they'll be dead come early July

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Re: Do pay, and they'll take it away

As for 'works created by a corporation'; corporations don't make works of art, books or movies. People do.

I pay a builder to build me a house. I have every reasonable expectation at the end of it, that I am the owner of the house. How is it different if a company pays someone to create something for them?

Put another way, the company I work for owns my entire output during their day. Some of it they copyright, some of it they don't. I made it, with their resources, and I was paid to do so. If at the end of the day I own the work, then there's no job anyone would pay someone to do that involved IP. Outside of work though, I own my output, or rather I own some of it, and my side hustle company that I own owns some of it.

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