Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can I copyright a website design if the site was developed by someone else?

If you do want to copyright the design of your website, but didn’t actually do the developing, you can seek to assert such rights from the developer. The developer can assign or licence the copyright to the design, or alternatively, give you permission to tweak the website in accordance with your wishes.

Like many other contractual relationships, it’s a good idea that all the important terms relating to copyright assignment or licensing are understood, and whether any modifications are allowed. Basically, all material issues that should be addressed prior to signing an agreement with a third party developer should be fleshed out before entering into an agreement.


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