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Company Y. Technically, they're the ones who signed the contracts with the third party, and the Designer X was "part" of company Y at the moment, unless designer X signed a contract with his employer company Y stating that he keeps the rights of his artworks. But if company Y doesn't mind or upon agreement, designer X can be cited for his work. Or both ...


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Company Y owns all the work Designer X did while employed. Anything to be done with the image must seek permission from Company Y. The designer, as an employee, has no rights with respect to anything he/she created at Company Y. Any attribution or reuse should reference Company Y because Designer X was in a work-for-hire position. In a work-for-hire ...


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The terms 'owning' and 'authorship' do not really fit together. The author has the authorship. Nobody else can ever have. A painting of Picasso will always remain a painting of Picasso. Owning is more about the rights to perform with the work of the author. Depending on the legal framework the author can completely abandon or sell all his/her rights. But ...



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