Wednesday, 16 July 2008

please call me - and pay me

The SA Times reports that a Vodacom ex-employee is planning to sue the network operator. He apparently alleges that he was inadequately compensated for the development of the 'please call me' text service, which asks recipients to call the sender. From a legal viewpoint, one hopes that the matter proceeds to hearing, as decisions on ownership in the South African copyright context are rather thin on the ground.

1 comment:

Asiimwe Paul said...

Roshana,

This is an interesting case. I would have imagined that the contract of employment with such a company would spell out issues of who owns the intellectual property developed while an employee is still under contract. Is there a general rule that could be followed in SA where no contract exists?