It is very different...and I won't bother to tell you why, I'll leave that as an exercise in common sense and simple logic, and when that fails hopefully your brain will explode from all the feed back...
Independent Contractors is 'work for hire'. even more so than an employee. When you hire an independent contractor, it is for a specific task for specific length of time. I would think that I PAY you for a specific task and/or production would meet the requirement 'FOR HIRE'.
I could be wrong, as I am not lawyer, but in the fifteen to twenty years I've been in IT, I've hired many IC's for different jobs and when they left we maintained and owned everything they did for us. I would think (hope!) this would apply in this type of situation.
I cannot believe that it is legal for a photographer to have the rights to sell the pictures of my grandson to every and any one he so wishes? TFOH!!
I like his approach, and it may help draw attention to the stupidity of such claims. Pathak may or may not be serious, but it will give this nonsense the exposure it needs and since this is something the general public can understand (most of them should) that 'of the month' is beyond being copyright-able, it very well may help things
It doesn't really matter..from what I understand Joose is on the FDA hit list (similar product to 4LOCO!) and as usual Annhauser Busch is late to the party(I'm assuming Tilt is one of the caffeinated Alcohol beverages).......
True...or at least I wouldn't know or care about it, but my question remains: What the hell is going on?
Seriuosly, are we that dysfunctional as human beings that we have to recreate the pitfalls of life in virtual setting? We have already seen virtual bullying, virtual thugs, virtual ponzi scams, virtual racism, etc...Whats next Virtual rape???? (probably been - there done that, but who knows anymore?!!?)