author
I (originator) noun architect, auctor, begetter, causer, composer, contriver, creator, deviser, discoverer, effecter, fabricator, founder, generator, inaugurator, initiator, innovater, institutor, introducer, inventor, maker, manufacturer, occasioner, organizer, parent, prime mover, producer, sire associated concepts: copyright foreign phrases:
- Culpa tenet suos auctores. — Fault binds its own authors
II (writer) noun compiler, composer of a literary work, drafter, essayist, literary person, man of letters, person who writes, scriptor, verse maker associated concepts: copyright, plagiarism III index architect, compose, derivation, elicit, engender, generate, invent (produce for the first time), make, maker, originate, undersigned

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


author
With literary, musical, dramatic and artistic copyright works, the author is the creator of work in terms of having used his skill, judgement and effort in making the work. As to photographs, it is the person who takes the photographs. For sound recordings and films, it is the person who made the arrangements necessary for the production. As to designs, the author or designer is the person who creates the design. If the design is computer-aided, the designer is the person who made the arrangement necessary for the design. Determining who is the author/designer is important under the Copyright Design and Patents Act 1988 as it determines initial ownership of rights and hence where assignment may be necessary.

Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.


author
Under copyright law, the person who creates the work, or the person or business that pays another to create the work under a work for hire arrangement.
Category: Patent, Copyright & Trademark → Copyright Law

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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