aspdaddy - 4:47 pm on Aug 7, 2010 (gmt 0)
If I pay you to build me a boat mold to my design, you cant turn up and use it make yourself a few boats because I own it, its mine, not yours.
You cant even copy it unless the licence states I paid only to use it and you can prove you made efforts to potect it - patent,copy protection, trademark etc.
Software is no different, there is plenty of case law to support this. Show me a case where they have ruled otherwise ?
A 'freelancer' has no legal definition or rights to retain any IPR unless a contract states so, its just a slang term meaning a one man band did the work as opposed to employees of a company.
The client receives a copy, and license to use.
Which freelancer sites work like this?
All the popular freelance sites I know are clearly the opposite to this, with terms like (eLance)
Provider agrees that upon receipt of payment from Buyer, any and all Work Product will be the sole and exclusive property of Buyer.