Good example about why you shouldn't try to be a DIY lawyer.
by Andrew Kimery on Jun 29, 2015 at 7:38:56 pm
"My lawyer’s first question was ,”Where did you get these contracts?” It turns out that the internet is a terrible place to download contract templates. For one, I used ‘work-for-hire’ agreements to secure my contractor’s copyrights and Canada has no such copyright legislation. Do you know if your country does? Second, I did not have them waive ‘moral rights’ which meant they could file a law suit if they felt my use of their creative work affected its integrity. So I had them all re-written and re-signed. Next, my assumed, and incorrect, knowledge of incidental ‘fair use’ had me on the phone with corporate legal departments for weeks."