This might be a moot point, but it came up in a discussion on the SoCal forum: http://groups.msn.com/SoCalCSRForum/general.msnw?action=get_message...
We were discussing how officials are starting to sell their transcripts online. And someone posted this:
IMHO, speaking as both a freelance reporter and the owner of a small agency (although calling it an agency is a bit of a stretch), I believe the transcripts belong to the agency, not the independent contractor reporter. >>
Just curious what other agencies and reporters think. If agencies consider the transcripts "theirs," then does that relieve them of any obligation to pay reporters for backordered copy sales?