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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:09 PM
Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:16 PM
What kind of project is this? If this is a serious business venture, you really need to hire a lawyer. If you don't have enough money to hire a lawyer, my guess is that this isn't serious enough to be a business venture, and so is a hobby project, or a first time project.
If this is a hobby project or a first time project, I wouldn't really worry about this kinda stuff. You can just write up a plain language agreement outlining what you and the other people expect/want from the project, and how to split the earnings in the 1/100,000,000,000,000 chance you make more than $10.
This is not legal advice, and I am not a lawyer.
Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:03 PM
Said 'JesseCF the Enthusiasm Slayer'
That logic of "if serious then get lawyer, if can't afford then it's not serious" is quite flawed imo.
Should I really spend sizable sum of my quite limited seed capital for legal issues? Even if I have to , I am obliged to look if I can avoid.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:42 PM
If you want them not to talk about it you would use a non-disclosure agreement.
If you want exclusive ownership of the work you need a collaboration agreement, an employment agreement, or some other method of assigning rights.
You will still need a lawyer to draft them for you. Even though they are mostly boilerplate there is still a bit of actual work that needs to be specialized for them.
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