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How to Deal with Warranty and Indemnification Clauses

August 13, 2012

Tags: ASJA, indemnification, indemnity, warranty, warranties, settlement

Updated 9-3-15.
The following appeared as a position paper on the ASJA website in 2003 and is reprinted here with ASJA's permission--and the warning that it may be out of date (but may alert you to potential problems). See links to current news story at end. This is NOT a clause you want to accept lightly (more…)

Should a freelance writer sign a work-for-hire agreement?

April 3, 2009

Tags: rights, freelance, work for hire, indemnification, all rights, copyright

The terms “work for hire” or “work made for hire” (WFH) should give writers pause. Much corporate work is done as WFH — which means the organization that pays you to do a project owns the material, period, and you have no rights beyond those to which you have mutually agreed in your contract. But not all corporate work is work for hire. (more…)