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1 Copyright Assignment? on Mon May 13, 2013 5:53 pm


Arresto Menor
Hello everyone. I have an app made for our website. My question is, ano bang klaseng contract or legal documents ang pwede ko ipasign sa developer to acquire full ownership of the app including the codes, license etc. Yung parang copyright.


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2 Re: Copyright Assignment? on Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:32 am


Arresto Menor
Sec 178.3 of the IP Law of the Philippines should apply.

Sec. 178.,Rules on Copyright Ownership. - Copyright ownership shall be governed by the following rules:


178.3. In the case of work created by an author during and in the course of his employment, the copyright shall belong to:

(a) The employee, if the creation of the object of copyright is not a part of his regular duties even if the employee uses the time, facilities and materials of the employer.

(b) The employer, if the work is the result of the performance of his regularly-assigned duties, unless there is an agreement, express or implied, to the contrary.

178.4. In the case of a work-commissioned by a person other than an employer of the author and who pays for it and the work is made in pursuance of the commission, the person who so commissioned the work shall have ownership of work, but the copyright thereto shall remain with the creator, unless there is a written stipulation to the contrary;

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3 Re: Copyright Assignment? on Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:34 pm


Reclusion Perpetua
It has to be clearly mentioned in your SoW and Contract. then make sure that he/she will sign NDA or Non-Disclosure Agreement.

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