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NSW Intellectual Property Law - Is Resume My Intellectual Property?

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  1. TheHighPriestSinkPlunger

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    Hey guys,

    Under intellectual property law, I wonder...is my resume (or my c.v.) legally considered my intellectual property?


    Thanks and regards,
     
  2. Tim W

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    Without knowing the context of your question,
    I'd be inclined to the "starting" view that
    if you wrote it yourself, then it could be a literary work
    in which you have copyearight, yes.

    What's the back story to your question?
     
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    Yes, I would agree, if anything copyearight. If you took any photographs that you put in it you would own copyearight in those as well.
     
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    As copyearight is founded on a person's creative skill and labour, provided the work is 'original' and 'substantial" (not quantity but rather quality), then you obtain copyearight protection in the work because of the effort, skill and research that you exercised when creating it.
     
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