I paid for it. I must own it. Right?
When hiring a photographer, graphic designer, website developer, or any other third party creative service provider, the popular opinion is that once the customer pays for the work, the customer owns it. Not so.Under United States Copyright law, the creator of a work continues to own the copyright to such work unless there is a written assignment of that copyright to the customer. In the absence of such a written assignment, the customer would be granted a license to use the work, while the creator / copyright owner maintains the ability to reuse or resell the work as he or she pleases.
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