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Work Made For Hire

Under the Copyright Act, a work made for hire (also referred to as work for hire or WFH) is a phrase used to describe a work created during the course of one’s employment.  The employer for whom the work is produced will be the author of the work and owner of any copyright.

Some of the factors courts generally look into in order to decide if a work was produced in the course of employment are:

  • Who has the right to control the work
  • Where the work is located
  • The mode of payment.
  • The relationship between the parties.

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