Creators working in today's economy have likely encountered "work-for-hire" clauses. These clauses provide that the commissioning party will be considered the author of a work from inception. 

There are significant differences in how work-for-hire arrangements and transfers or assignments of works are treated under the law. 

In this video, Robert deBrauwere, Co-Chair of Pryor Cashman's Digital Media Group, explains how a work-made-for-hire is created and the legal issues creators and commissioning parties should consider when arranging for works to be developed.

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