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Julie Scott <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 29 Mar 2011 13:23:56 -0400
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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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