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#Actuallithos

Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:27 PM

If the IP rights of someone works transfers to you in some way, California requires you to pay for their time(min-wage to market prices depending) if you ever end up in a court dispute with them for any reason. Other states and countries have similar laws hidden around as well.

Really an NDA works both ways since you're acknowledging time/effort. At some levels.
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As for a personal level, if I'm given an NDA for "hobby time" I pretty much just laugh in real life then send a polite E-Mail saying I'm not interested. While it's unlikely an NDA is ever used at the "free indy" level, they can be Interpreted as the "owner" of the NDA having monopoly rights in particular fields against the person(IE: I'm putting myself at risk if I make another RPG, even if I never contributed to yours or used anything or yours because I signed an NDA).
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That said if you're doing something for money, it's going to involve money and legal work.

If you're working with Hobby Time just work with unrestrictive licenses for all work(CC, WTFPL, or whatever else), and plan on disputes over ownership/similar/direction in the future(Really people usually just disappear).

#1lithos

Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:11 PM

If the IP rights of someone works transfers to you in some way, California requires you to pay for their time(min-wage to market prices depending) if you ever end up in a court dispute with them for any reason.   Other states and countries have similar laws hidden around as well.

 

Really an NDA works both ways.  At some levels.

__________

 

As for a personal level, if I'm given an NDA for "hobby time" I pretty much just laugh in real life then send a polite E-Mail saying I'm not interested.  While it's unlikely an NDA is ever used at the "free indy" level, they can be Interpreted as the "owner" of the NDA having monopoly rights in particular fields against the person(IE: I'm putting myself at risk if I make another RPG, even if I never contributed to yours or used anything or yours because I signed an NDA).

___________

 

That said if you're doing something for money, it's going to involve money and legal work.  

 

If you're working with Hobby Time just work with unrestrictive licenses for all work(CC, WTFPL, or whatever else),  and plan on disputes over ownership/similar/direction in the future(Really people usually just disappear).


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