work made for hire

noun

: work (as art, music, writing, or a computer program) that is the property of an employer when made by one acting as an employee or is the property of the party for whom it is specially ordered or commissioned when that is expressly stipulated in writing
used in copyright law

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“Work made for hire.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/work%20made%20for%20hire. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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