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protect original literary and artistic expression that is conveyed in a fixed medium. For example, a book, a song or a movie is protected by copyright law. Ideas by themselves are not copyrightable. Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to mail a copy of your work to yourself (poor man's copyright) in order to obtain a copyright. Your work is copyright protected the moment it was created! It is still a very good idea to register your work with the U.S. Copyright Office so you can be awarded statutory damages if your work is infringed upon. I can handle your intellectual property needs, from assignments to licensing to registrations.
Work for hire is a term that means any copyrightable work produced by an employee automatically belongs to the employer. It's best to put this in writing and have the employee sign it. I can draft a work for hire agreement for you that protects your intellectual property rights.
Did you know that an independent contractor may not qualify as a "work for hire"? Don't lose your intellectual property rights over a technicality. I will write an independent contractor agreement that will transfer all copyrights to you.