[Phpwm] Who owns your code?

alan dunn alan at dunns.co.uk
Thu Jun 7 12:57:45 BST 2007

The answer lies in the contract between you and the client  
............... You did agree a contract at the outset didn't you?

If there is no contract then I think you could argue that the 
intellectual property is yours. Like the taker of  a photograph owns the 
copyright even if they are commissioned and paid by someone else to take 
the photograph.

But the advice has to be - get an agreed signed contract even when you 
are doing work to help a 'friend' out.
Perhaps we could come up with a template contract which might be of 
value to the group members?
alan dunn

joseph jabbar wrote:
> Hi,
> Just wondering where people stand on php code ownership.
> Specifically, if you've created a bespoke site for a client then do they own
> the code or do you?  If they then want to change the site at a future date
> and they choose to use a different developer to modify your code can they?
> --
> Joseph Jabbar
> TIC, Birmingham
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