Q. What about works for hire?
When an item is deemed a "work made for hire," the employer of a creator is considered to be the author and owner of the work. Works are usually designated as "works made for hire" when:
an employee prepares a work within the scope of his or her employment.
Or, when an independent contractor signs a written agreement with another person and deems a work a "work made for hire." For the University of North Texas's policy on "works made for hire," see UNT's Intellectual Property Policy (08.003).