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Whose "Work" Is It Anyway? Members Only Content

With increasing frequency, procurement professionals are faced with the challenge of acquiring intellectual property, that is, intangible personal property, which includes patents, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, technology, and trade secrets. The procurement professional charged with the responsibility of purchasing drawings or models of a scientific or technical nature, artistic, audiovisual, or literary works, or computer software must understand the fundamentals of the law dealing with copyright "works," "authors," and "works for hire."

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