Independent contractors often hold the copyright on works they’ve created, like logos and software code.
In today’s technology and online business environment, the key assets of a business are often its intangible assets – its intellectual property, whether patents, trade secrets, copyrights or trademarks. Frequently, business have other create works for them, including written content, artwork, logos and graphics. If the work is created by an employee, under U.S. copyright law, the employer is deemed to be owner of the copyrights in the work.
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