A Novel Decision On Software Co-Owners' Copyright Rights

Law360, New York (December 12, 2012, 1:22 PM EST) -- A novel decision from the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Amaretto Ranch Breedables LLC v. Ozimals Inc., would prevent individual software developers and designers who collaborate informally to create software from transferring their individual interests in the copyright to that software.

Unstructured Collaboration May Lead to Co-Ownership

Programmers and designers work as a team when creating software, whether it be developing multimedia websites, enterprise application software or games for mobile devices. Under United States copyright law, the author or authors of...
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