I might have accidentally signed away my copyright to take any photography and I am curious as to the opinion of this board.
I know that I am probably going to need to contact a lawyer, but I am curious to see what comes up here.
The company that I work for is a technology company in the display, projection, and LED field. I do not believe there is any division that makes cameras, but they make a lot of display devices. This is how it is described in the contract, "including, but not limited to: (a) large screen projection systems, (b) direct-view display monitors, and (c) color-critical imaging systems"
Here is the language in the contract that I signed, which I thought would not include photography.
"The term “Invention” as used throughout this Agreement includes any invention, discovery, improvement, design, machine, device, apparatus, composition, process, plans or programs developed or received during the term of my employment with [company name], whether or not patentable and whether or not made or conceived during my regular working hours."
"The term "Company Invention" as used throughout this Agreement is defined as any Invention which either (a) relates to the present or anticipated business, research, developments, tests, products, work or activities of [company name], or (b) results from any work I may do for [company name], unless such Invention is conceived following the termination of my employment with [company name]."
Did I just sign away my copyright on anything I photograph?