Re: Web site vs. Web designer

From: Michael Leventhal <wiredlaw[_at_]primenet.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 1996 13:08:54 -0700 (MST)

JIMMIS[_at_]cliffy.polaroid.com asks:
>
> Now the question arises - Who owns the application, and at what point?
> Case in point:
>
> Development of a very involved application geared to the Internet
> Service Provider, tracking subscribers, perform billing, create files
> for Credit Card and Electronic Check processors, etc... There is a
> contract in place which specifies various amounts to be paid. No money
> has been paid for development, and the client has since filed Chapter 11.
>
> Question: Who legally owns the application?

Question back:

What does the contract say about intellectual property ownership/transfer? Work for Hire? Transfer predicated upon receipt of payment in full? Transfer predicated upon material compliance?

Michael Leventhal
<wiredlaw[_at_]primenet.com> Received on Thu Sep 12 1996 - 20:16:20 GMT

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