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Failure to Execute Contract by Specified
Date Means Work Wasn’t Made for Hire

Feb. 6, 2014, 5:00 AM

A defendant’s failure to execute a work made for hire contract by the date specified in the contract meant that the resulting work wasn’t a work made for hire, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York ruled Feb. 4 (Zenova Corp. v. Mobile Methodology, LLC, 2014 BL 29371, E.D.N.Y., 1:13-cv-00745-BMC, 2/4/14).

Granting summary judgment on several counterclaims, the court also rejected the defendant’s counterclaim of infringement based on the plaintiff’s copyright registration.

Dispute Over Payment.

Zenova Corp. d/b/a Lookit Design is a web page design company based in Brooklyn, N.Y. Starting in May 2007, ...