teak wrote:Bren88 responded in a way that gave no answer to what the official guidance was.
Its brevity, its concern with his own experience alone, its suggestion that it was
solely a matter between the old employer and the newly departed employee (which
is totally wrong, as considerations of professional consistency must surely apply also),
its self-correctness, its "that's-your-problem-and-certainly-not-mine attitude -- these things
As far as I was, and am, aware there is no official guidence. It would be a legal matter and RIAI have no real power here, although they could make it a part of their code of conduct.
I gave my opinion on the matter, then a comment on personal situation (which refered to use of copyright material in a portfolio btw), your suggestion that I had an attitude of "that's-your-problem-and-certainly-not-mine" is rather pathetic. The fact that you assume that point of view says more about you than me tbh.
For the record, I know people in similar situations and it certainly is an awkward place to be. I certainly don't think its a case of tough luck.
Legally, the design remains property of the original architects, I assumed we were all aware of that. So it would be a total copyright volilation if you were to use images of those projects on a company's website which you set up later (even if you were almost solely involved). However, I can't imagine there issue refering to the projects
on a "About the Architect/experience" type page, eg:From 1996 to 2009, [Name] worked for practices such as [companies], where he was involve in numerous projects such as X, Y and Z.
As long as it's the truth, and you are clear that it was a project while under different employment, then i can't imagine there being an issue.
Think I'm wrong to read it like that, Bren ?
I know you are wrong to see it that way. As you've taken a bizarre view on my comments.
You asked a general question on old employers
Are old employers of an architect now self-employed generally meanish about allowing him/her
to include design work done while in their employ as part of his/her portfolio ?
I answered by mentioning my situation, and the fact that I considered myself lucky, which I do.
Your reading of this as "Stepping out by suggesting no sensible person would get into that fix is another" is laughable.
My intentions were clear, and now further clarified. I think your comments have made you look a whole lot worse.