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Q: I'm creating a game and I am hiring developers. I want to make something where it doensnt allow devs to leak them.

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Barbara Berschler
Barbara Berschler
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Rockville, MD

A: It will be important to have a written agreement in place before any work is performed that obligates the developer to keep the trade secrets associated with the development/launch of your website as well as keeping secret other information before you are ready to make anything public. Often such agreements are referred to as nondisclosure agreements (NDA). However, the contract you should have with your developer should cover other issues as well, such as: Who owns the intellectual property that appears on the site? Under what authority is any content being used? What can third party users of your site do with the content? It would be good to work with an attorney conversant with issues associated with website development so you won't have unpleasant surprises.

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