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Do I have a Copyright on a work I created as an employee or on a commission?

The copyright to a work belongs to the creator. An important exception to this is work made in employment: in that case, the copyright usually belongs to the employer. This is only excepted if other agreements have been made, for example in an employment contract.

The copyright of a work that has been commissioned belongs to the maker. It is important that the author's name is mentioned in some way when the work is first published. His name need not necessarily appear on the work or on the copies on which the work is depicted, but may also be mentioned in a speech or an accompanying communiqué. A pseudonym or initials are sufficient.