Do I own copyright?

Generally, if you write an article or are paid to design a website for another person or company, you, as the author, own the copyright unless there is a specific transfer agreement in writing. However, if you did so as an employee, the copyright may belong to your employer unless your employment contract says otherwise. Also, if you order/ commission and pay for an engraving, photograph or portrait, then you own the copyright to it. Your copyright has value and can be bought and sold like any product as long as the transfer is in writing.