>> httpwebwitch's quotes do not apply where I live
LOL they don't apply where I live either. (Canada)
So, Road King 48, if it's established that the NFP who contracted you owns the website you built, is that a problem for you?
What did you hope to gain by asserting a claim of ownership?
One little nugget of law I do know is the difference between ownership, copyright, and authorship. Even if they are the owner and copyright holder, you retain "authorship" of the work, and that includes a few rights, like integrity & anonymity.
- you are allowed to show it in your portfolio as an example of your work, and they can not assert that you didn't create it (authorship)
- they can not cite authorship to another person (like plagiarism)
- they ARE allowed to do whatever they want with the site (ownership)
- if the integrity of the work is spoiled, you have the right to anonymity, ie if they do something horrid to it, you have the right to say "I didn't do that"