I think I remember reading an article written by Joel Spolsky a few years back about employee agreements. I've searched around for 45 minutes and can't find the answer.
There was a debate over who owned the work product for work done after-hours. The argument could be seen in 1 of 2 ways:
- The employer own anything you do from 9-5. Anything an employee does after hours is their own.
- The employer is paying you a yearly salary for all the work product you come up with over the course of the employee's employment. If they do work on the "side" after they go home, the employer still has the right to that IP.
Can anyone point me to this article? It was a gem.