Who Owns Your Portfolio?

“When designer Jason Santa Maria put his portfolio online he wasn’t expecting to get a Cease and Desist letter from a former employer citing clauses from h

“When designer Jason Santa Maria put his portfolio online he wasn’t expecting to get a Cease and Desist letter from a former employer citing clauses from his contract and demanding that he remove any references to them, including all images, from his site. Jason had fallen foul of his old Work for Hire contract which transferred ownership of all rights in his designs to the company he worked for. It meant that the only legal way he could use his designs in his portfolio was to obtain express permission from the rights owner, his former employer, or challenge the restriction in court.”


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Date:
November 24, 2016
Author:
XPLANE