Online Support Staff Web Pages

It appears as though staff at Online Support are offered company hosted public web pages. That’s a good idea on many levels. I’m a little put off by this part of the Terms and Conditions, though:

Any files created or stored on OLS servers may, at any time, be modified, moved, copied, or deleted, by the OLS IT Department as any work stored on or created with OLS property becomes the property of OLS unless otherwise indicated, in writing, by a senior member of the OLS administration, in advance of creation of each item in question.

Perhaps this is standard corporatespeak; to my eyes, however, it reads like “we own you.” Uck.


Dave's picture
Dave on January 25, 2005 - 23:33 Permalink

Having just finished my time there, I offer the following, tongue bit:

Yes, they do.

Mandy's picture
Mandy on January 26, 2005 - 06:42 Permalink

yes, they do… I did a small, but educational stint in the iPod section. I didn’t give them a change to own me, but I learned the drill none the less.

charles's picture
charles on January 26, 2005 - 16:08 Permalink

Corporate-speak (aka lawyer-talk) mostly. People have been known to try and run their small businesses / trade their warez site lists off of the “free-for-personal-use” server. It’s an unfortunate necessity.

Alan's picture
Alan on January 26, 2005 - 16:24 Permalink

While it may be a little lame to require employer ownership of this sort of “work product”, not even hip IT companies would last long without intellectual property of its work product from the mobile IT employee or partner. We all could have been saved years of Winerian moaning and groaning over RSS/atom had a one page agreement on who owned what been worked out.