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The Assignment Conspiracy: Dramatists & the So-Called “Work-Made-For-Hire”
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In a world full of competing conspiracy theories, dramatists have been living with one of the most insidious: the work-made-for-hire (“WFH”). Like all conspiracies, it involves a strong element of deception and its existence is not nearly as widespread as it might seem. Unlike most conspiracies, though, each individual member of the Guild has the power not to conspire: don’t conspire, conspiracy averted.

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David H. Faux
David H. Faux

is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey and focuses on Intellectual Property, Entertainment, Art, and Business/Commercial Law. He has served as Of Counsel for the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc. since 2007.