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by Annie
Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Have I lost my economic rights?
Replies: 11
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Thanks Andy. That's helpful information. I don't think I'll go down that road except as a last resort.
by Annie
Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Have I lost my economic rights?
Replies: 11
Views: 5336

Thanks for the moral support Andy. That's essentially the view I'm taking - I can't afford to litigate, but I don't see why that should mean they get away with what can only be described as corporate bullying. It doesn't cost me much in time or effort to fire off a letter to them once every few week...
by Annie
Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Have I lost my economic rights?
Replies: 11
Views: 5336

Update

I've been meaning to post an update for some time, but I've been holding off, thinking I could report that this matter has now been satisfactorily resolved. Unfortunately, that's not the case - yet. Anyway, for anyone who's interested, here's a synopsis of 'developments' so far. After thinking caref...
by Annie
Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Have I lost my economic rights?
Replies: 11
Views: 5336

Thank you Andy. You've more or less confirmed what I thought would be the case. The contract was actually a standard contract they drew up for non-employees who do very different work from mine, so I don't think they could really argue this clause was meant to include the supplier's intellectual pro...
by Annie
Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Have I lost my economic rights?
Replies: 11
Views: 5336

Just one other quick point, Andy. I've dug out the contract (in fact there was a series of three renewable yearly contracts, in the course of which I wrote a considerable amount of material for the company). It doesn't actually mention creative work or writing, but merely engages me to provide 'cons...
by Annie
Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Have I lost my economic rights?
Replies: 11
Views: 5336

AndyJ, you truly are a hero. Thank you so much for your clear and detailed analysis. I feel as if someone just switched the light on after I've been thrashing around in the dark bumping into things and not knowing which way is up. The main thing, though, is that I now feel I'm on firmer ground when ...
by Annie
Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Have I lost my economic rights?
Replies: 11
Views: 5336

Have I lost my economic rights?

I'm feeling very confused about who has control over my work and hope someone on this forum can clarify the situation for me. In a nutshell, a former employer commissioned me to write a series of booklets, which I did on a freelance basis. We had a basic contract setting out our terms of engagement,...