Violation Type:Pervasive Copyright Assignment Clause

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Violation Type

Pervasive Copyright Assignment Clause

Violation InstanceViolator

An employer requires, or attempts to require, that its employees agree that all software written by them shall have the copyright assigned to that organization, even for work done independently of that organization (e.g., not during work hours, not using employer equipment, etc.)

This violation type is applicable for such an attempt, even if such a clause is unenforceable in a given jurisdiction.

This violation type is also applicable for pervasive copyright assignment assignment clauses where those clauses concern a type of copyrightable work product other than software.

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