• Subject: Re: New idea for outsourcing programming
  • From: "Greg Thielen" <gregt@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 01 Apr 1998 08:02:17 -0800


I have (somewhere) a copy of the US Supreme Court ruling that says that if 
is no written agreement between consultant and client regarding copyright that 
the code belongs to the author (the consultant).  This dates back about 8+ 
so I don't know if any other ruling has superceded it.

On Wed, 01 Apr 1998 08:14:17 -0500, Pete Massiello wrote:

>  I think you have a good idea.  You might want to be careful about
>using code that you created for someone else, and then reselling it.  I
>do not know if you are a consultant or a fulltime employee.  In either
>case (In the US at least) the code that you write while the company is
>paying you to do that, is legally their code.  I dont want to burst your
>bubble, just thought you would be interested in that info.
>     Good luck.
>            Pete 
>Pete Massiello
>OS Solutions International 
>Phone: (203)-744-7854  Ext 11.

Greg Thielen
Magellan Software, Inc.
Home:   gregt@isda.com
Office: gthielen@magsoft.com

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