work made for hire

Definition of "work made for hire"
  1. A creation by an employee during the course of employment, or a commissioned piece under a written contract, where the hiring or commissioning party retains ownership and is deemed the author under copyright law
How to use "work made for hire" in a sentence
  1. The software developed by her as part of her job is considered a work made for hire.
  2. The illustrations commissioned for the book fall under the category of work made for hire.
  3. Since the mural was painted under a contract, the art company holds the copyright as a work made for hire.

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