The person who created the work owns the copyright to that work. This is also the case within companies – the copyright to works created while carrying out a profession such as texts, diagrams or drawings belongs to the employee. If the employer wants to claim the rights, they must have the employee assign them. It is recommended to arrange this assignment of rights within the employment contract, but it can also be implicit.
The law provides an exception for computer programs. The employer is the only one permitted to use programs developed by the workers during a period of employment.
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