Q: Intellectual/Moral Rights Signed to Corporation FOREVER?
I'm a 20-year old male in the state of Nevada looking for work online. I've applied to an online AI-research company and have gotten a request for my first job. In the agreement attached, there is a few things I'm wary of before signing. It may just be paranoia, but I would like to maintain my freedoms as much as possible moving forward, and it seems this agreement blatantly hinders that.
Under section 11.12 "Survivalibility" it states that "Sections 5.7, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 shall continue in effect after termination of this Agreement." Meaning, I'm signing off on an agreement for life, correct?
The sections 7.3 and 7.5 are the most worrisome to me as, from my understanding, I would be handing off to Appen (in perpetuity) my Intellectual Rights and "Moral Rights" produced by me, a 20-year old human entity.
Am I correct to be wary of this legal document and will I maintain my human freedoms?
A: I think that the assignment of all IP rights forever has to do with assigning all the rights that you produce for the company while you are engaged in an assignment for them. It does not extend to IP rights that you generate during your lifetime after the engagement ended.
You may want to run this by a contract attorney in New South Wales.
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