Running for representation

I’m running the London Marathon on Sunday. Partly for fun, but I’m also raising money for the Free Representation Unit.

FRU is charity that provides representation to people who can’t afford to pay lawyers. In the last year we’ve helped 700 people, about 300 in employment tribunals. I work there as Legal Officer.

If you’d like to help, donations can be made through Just Giving. Any contribution you would like to give would be very welcome and will be put to good use.

Copyright in an employee’s work

This is a post about avoiding a certain kind of dispute with your employer, rather than winning it.

Section 11(2) of the Copyrights Designs and Patents Act 1998 reads:

Where a literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work is made by an employee in the course of his employment, his employer is the first owner of any copyright in the work subject to any agreement to the contrary