New York, NY asked in Business Law, Education Law and Intellectual Property for New York

Q: Is this free work? Is this legal?

A college class I'm taking requires groups to create and present an entire social media campaign to a nonprofit organization. Each group has a different theme. We've been working on this for three weeks because of the amount of work -- it's an entire social media activation. I have experience working in social media where this process looks the same as what takes place in an office where people get fairly compensated for their work and intellectual property. After presenting/pitching our concepts to the organization, we have to send them all of the assets and research. Is this technically free work or does it only constitute as free work if the organization uses our campaigns?

1 Lawyer Answer
Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel
  • Education Law Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: If you receive college credit for the work, it is legal, like an internship.

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