work for hire
noun appointed sub-author, delegated author, sub-author, under-author

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


work for hire
Category: Patent, Copyright & Trademark → Copyright Law

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

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  • Work for hire — A work made for hire (sometimes abbreviated as work for hire or WFH) is an exception to the general rule that the person who actually creates a work is the legally recognized author of that work. According to copyright law in the United States… …   Wikipedia

  • work for hire —    see work made for hire …   Business law dictionary

  • for hire — phrasal also on hire : available for use or service in return for payment a coal lighter which plies for hire up and down the Meuse H.J.Laski a thrashing machine went on hire from farm to farm Flora Thompson * * * for (or on) hire available to be …   Useful english dictionary

  • work made for hire — n: work (as art, music, writing, or a computer program) that is the property of an employer when made by one acting as an employee or is the property of the party for whom it is specially ordered or commissioned when that is expressly stipulated… …   Law dictionary

  • work made for hire —    For copyright purposes, a work that is created by an employee within the scope of employment, or a work that is created by an independent author on commission under a written contract. The owner of a work made for hire is considered the author …   Business law dictionary

  • work made for hire — As defined by the Copyright Act (17 U.S.C.A. No. 101), is: (1) a work prepared by an employee within the scope of his or her employment; or (2) a work specially ordered or commissioned for use as a contribution co a collective work, as a part of… …   Black's law dictionary

  • for-hire —  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: from the phrase for hire : available or offered for rent for hire vehicles * * * for hire «FR HYR», adjective. for use or work in return for payment; hireable or rentable: »for hire trucks …   Useful english dictionary

  • Antihero for Hire — Infobox comic strip title= Antihero for Hire caption= author= Mark Shallow url= http://www.antiheroforhire.com/ rss= atom= status= Mondays and Fridays syndicate= publisher= first= 2003 06 01 [http://www.antiheroforhire.com/d/20030601.html] last=… …   Wikipedia

  • Pat Novak for Hire — was an old time radio detective show which aired from 1946 1947 as a West Coast regional program and in 1949 as a nationwide program for ABC. The regional version starred Ben Morris in the title role, while the later version featured Jack Webb as …   Wikipedia

  • hire — / haɪə/ noun 1. an arrangement whereby customers pay money to be able to use a car, boat or piece of equipment owned by someone else for a time 2. ♦ to work for hire to work freelance ■ verb 1. to employ someone new to work for you ♦ to hire… …   Dictionary of banking and finance

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