I was recently offered a job in Companyx doing tech support, which was
great for me being a student as the hours were light.
I was sent the contract today, and in it was contained the following
"I hereby agree promptly to disclose to Companyx and I hereby, without
further compensation beyond that which is provided for in my employment
contract with Companyx assign to Companyx my entire right, title and
interest to all designs trademarks, discoveris, etc. etc. ideas, SOFTWARE
whether or not created during working hours or using experience gained
That was a slightly shortened version. But the idea is there. I have two
problems with this:
a) I think that such robbery is morally unsound.
b) I write a lot of software, some of it for other companies, some just
for my own amusement.
This is obviously A Bad Thing. I am writing to the list to ask if anyone
has signed anything similair, do companies really enforce them and is
there any way I can get around having to sign to that (bar not taking the
Advice, as always, much appreciated.
higels at tcd.iehttp://matrix.netsoc.tcd.ie/~steffen
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