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Journal of chaoticset (2105)

Wednesday March 20, 2002
01:05 PM

Someone, Please?

[ #3678 ]
First (a highly unlikely request, but it would reassure me greatly) tell me that the risks outlined here aren't real, that this is some bizarre legal fiction a greedy company is spewing out.

Second, tell me if this is ubiquitous. I'd really, really like to be forewarned on this; if signing something means I no longer have copyright over personal stuff, you can believe I'd sooner have my hands broken than sign.

Third...I'm scairt. :(

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  • It's real (Score:2, Informative)

    Is it ubiquitous? I'd say yes. Most companies have such an agreement in place to protect them from you using company resources - directly or indirectly - outside the company. For others, it's to protect them from you possibly producing something that could compete with them. For still others, it's simply greed - they do it because they can.

    Most companies are realistic about it. If it's not something the company does, it's infrequently pursued. Some companies shy away from potential legal issues by r