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    Can I use my coworker's personal artwork for work purpose?

    Thanks~ The raw drawings are from project team. Another engineer created it. but it is openly shared among the project team. In a few months, it'll be publicly available.
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    Can I use my coworker's personal artwork for work purpose?

    oh sorry for the confusion, I refer the company lawyer to "my lawyer", so just one source where I got the information from...
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    Can I use my coworker's personal artwork for work purpose?

    Thanks, I would agree based on reasonable logic that the coworker owns the copyright. But I was clear with my lawyer that the coworker's role is a testing engineer, that has nothing to do with his artwork. Thank you both for the input, I will check with my company again.
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    Can I use my coworker's personal artwork for work purpose?

    Could you elaborate why the legal counsel is wrong? From what I understood, if the artwork is related to the company's product, it is owned by the company.
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    Can I use my coworker's personal artwork for work purpose?

    So just an update of this....I consult the copyright lawyer department of our company, to my surprise, the artwork (product related images, videos) my coworker created are automatically owned by company. The only exception is the music that he created for the video...I was told the reason that...
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    Can I use my coworker's personal artwork for work purpose?

    Ok, yea. The forum has been very helpful. Thanks all for the input!
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    Can I use my coworker's personal artwork for work purpose?

    Thanks! The artwork are pictures and videos of a product. The raw product drawings that the artwork is build on belongs to the company/project. The drawings are not public now but will be once the product is launched. The software used to create the artwork is open sourced. In this case...
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    Can I use my coworker's personal artwork for work purpose?

    Thank you for the input, very helpful! A different but related topic/question, if there is no agreement signed, and later on, that coworker changes his mind and wants to sue the company for copyright, will I as an employee that acted upon the company's behalf be responsible for such lawsuit...
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    Can I use my coworker's personal artwork for work purpose?

    Thanks! I am based in Minnesota. The artworks are 3D simulated pictures and videos. My coworker created those from scratch, those are for a work project that I am leading. So if he gave those artworks to me, and even reviewed those with me to make sure those are what I want, I assume there...
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    Can I use my coworker's personal artwork for work purpose?

    A coworker is very talented in creating artwork, but his role at company has nothing to do with it. He created some artwork using his own time for me, and those are completely free and out of his goodwill. Could there be any issue for me to use these artwork for work purpose?
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    The definition of "work" on H1B

    What if my friend also asks other US citizens, his wife/another friend/relative the same questions and get feedback and opinions. If it is work, then he has to hire and pay those people, right? Or does that make it “not work”?
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    The definition of "work" on H1B

    Thanks for all the advices, it’s good to hear both sides of the argument. I think this topic itself is an gray area and depends on situations. My friend understands and he asks me to tell him what I can do or cannot do so it doesn’t interfere/violate my H1B. So here is what I plan to draw the...
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    The definition of "work" on H1B

    Thanks, that is very helpful!
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    The definition of "work" on H1B

    Thanks! What is then considered "work" by USCIS? I searched the internet, and some people say that no compensation doesn't necessarily mean it is not work. Then where is the line? Or I should say, in additional to no compensation, what I cannot do regarding to my friend's business...
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    The definition of "work" on H1B

    I am on H1B visa. A close friend is starting a business, he wanted me to help but I said I couldn't. But he still talks about his business from time to time and asks my opinion such as, "how does the marketing material look", "do you think the price is too high?" etc. It felt weird for me to...
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