Thank you to all who responded on my work-for-hire questions. I'm still
picking through the responses, but it looks like a lot of good information.
Of course, I won't use any images that haven't already been published
(especially if it's a new species), and will include attribution for the
John Wiley and Sons, who publish Palaeontology and Zoological Journal of the
Linnean Society, sent me a contract allowing me to use my work in those
journals for free, as long as I don't sell calendars or coffee mugs with the
images on them --- not that anyone would pay for a coffee cup with a drawing
of a sloth's fossilized entotympanic (sp?) on it. Well, maybe somebody
would, but selling them would hardly be the path to fame and riches, after I
sold 12 cups to all the sloth researchers in the world.
Then I got an email from someone at UT at Knoxville who told me that the
>university< owns the copyright to all work for hire done by employees.
This could be true, and I will have to look into that. At the very least,
we need to find out. Just shows me that work for hire is very murky and
best, Julia Morgan Scott
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