View Full Version : Who owns the code?

08-24-2009, 12:10 AM
I'm about to hired a coder to develop a specific web application. To what extent can I (realistically and practically) prevent or ask the coder not to turn around and resell the code to someone else?

I will have the person sign a NDA (non-disclosure agreement) which should cover the concept....and selling the code would certainly be disclosure....correct?

08-24-2009, 01:27 AM
Depends on the terms of the NDA and the terms of your contact. If you don't want the code to be resold or reused, add a clause into your contract.

08-24-2009, 01:30 AM
Is it common to expect this? Or is it more common on larger projects, over a certain $ amount? Thanks