Do you really own what independent contractors create for you? Here’s how to tell.

Screen Shot 2015-08-05 at 8.43.30 AMWhen you’re in the thralls of a launch or a new project, the desire to quickly acquire the skills you need to finish the project causes us to cut corners. So many corners! This is the moment when you are tempted to hire someone without thoroughly reviewing a contract (or let’s be honest, without any contract) that lays out the nitty gritty details of the relationship.
We’ve all done it so what’s the big deal, right?

Well, the ownership of your intellectual property is the big deal. The really, really big deal.

When you work with independent contractors to create new intellectual property, you do not automatically own the end product. In fact, they automatically own the end product.

That’s right, you do not own the intellectual property you hire independent contractors to create for you.

The ownership of the designs, photos, copy, ebook, code or whatever else is created does not reside with you UNLESS that arrangement is established in a written agreement with the contractor.
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So in this week’s episode you’ll learn exactly what to look for in your contracts with contractors to ensure your intellectual property remains yours.
Get your edumacation on:
[youtube width=”853″ height=”480″]https://youtu.be/9ljVmXKWpLI[/youtube]

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