Friday, November 15, 2013
Famous Person Won't Pay for Web Work
- Unless you had a contractual right to do it, turning off "under-the-hood" access could work against you.
- If you started the work without approval, that may relieve or reduce the famous person's obligations.
- As for your contribution to the look and feel of the site -- "the theme" -- you could have a hard time claiming proprietary rights.
- Alternatively a court may determine that you granted the famous person a nonexclusive implied license to use your theme.
- Even if you prevail, the costs will easily exceed any potential payout (unless you have an attorney fees provision).