Are You Getting Credit for Your Articles After You Leave the Job?

Did you know that your employer may not remove your name under your articles when your terms of employment ends? This is stated in section 3 of the Copyright Act.

Regardless of what you have agreed on rights to articles prepared during employment, which are typically agreed to belong to the employer, the copyright does not apply. This means that the employer decides when and where the articles should be published and the employer can resell them to others, but no one may remove your name from your article.

Sometimes companies put another (or new) employee under the articles as an author, because then he or she also appears as a contact person for the article’s subject area, but this is not just ethically bad – it is also illegal.

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