protect creative expression

How Are Copyrights Owned?

Copyrights are not owned automatically, unless a company can prove that an employee was working within the scope of his or her employment during the entire time that the work was created. If you don't have an employment, work made for hire or assignment agreement, your company may not be able to prove that it owns a copyright in the works created for your company! Even if you own the original work, because you paid for it, a copyright is separate from the work itself.

Every creative work that your company commissions should be owned. That means that your company should be able to show a signed, written employment, work made for hire or assignment agreement for you, your employees and every consultant and vendor that authors any type of creative work.

An independent contractor must sign a work made for hire agreement BEFORE work commences on a creative work, in order for a work made for hire agreement to be effective, and it must be for a type of work specified in the Copyright Act.


Copyright protects website content, artwork, photos, sales copy & so much more...

But copyright won't protect anything if it's not owned by your company, and the only way for a company to safely own everything, as the author, is using a written work made for hire agreement. 

Lucky for you, iPscaling has an easy to customize and use template work made for hire and assignment agreement. All you have to do is sign up below, download a copy, watch the video for customizing and using the template, and ... in minutes .... your company will own everything!

Here's What People Are Saying About iPscaling...

Our iPscaling process makes it easy to get started. We know iP can be confusing, but people are saying we make it easy to take one step at a time. Plus, you can reach out and access expert coaching from Chris Paradies, directly, at a reasonable one-time fee or as part of our iPmasterclass 'all access pass', when it's offered. Read what our customers say...

iPscaling was perfect for everything I wanted to know and needed to understand...

I know many people who have developed fantastic educational material, but then they found out others were taking their intellectual property and teaching it as their own. It was devastating to their business. So, when I started developing my own, I knew I needed to protect it.

There was a lot of confusing information out there. So many experts kept advising against trying to do it yourself because it would be too much...

iPscaling training walks you through the process for doing it yourself at a much lower price point. It was exactly what I was looking for!

The fact that Chris Paradies also offers one-on-one sessions after you complete the tutorials, to ensure you feel confident actually filing intellectual property, was such a relief. Knowing what I needed to do next to complete the process and make sure my intellectual property was protected...

I could hardly believe I had done it right until I received the official Library of Congress letter!

iPscaling was perfect for everything I wanted to know and needed to understand. I highly recommend iPscaling for anyone trying to build and protect value in their business while still remaining cost effective.

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About Chris Paradies

For more than two decades, Chris Paradies has been making it his mission to help innovative and creative business owners as their patent and intellectual property attorney and business mentor. Entrepreneurs that find intellectual property a difficult concept to master appreciate Chris’ ability to simplify difficult concepts without shortchanging the subject.  

Chris’ passion for helping entrepreneurs and unique background -- graduating from West Point, serving as a U.S. Army officer, earning a Ph.D. at RPI, completing his J.D., summa cum laude, facilitating startup training, and serving as volunteer Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Tampa Bay Innovation Center -- have given rise to the iPscaling® program and the Concertina® principle. 

Chris lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife and two sons.

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