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    Work for hire question

    Hi, I have a question about work for hire. If I agree to write an article as a work for hire, can I still write about the topic if I change the angle completely and not use any of the same quotes from the previous article?

    For example, if I was writing about the construction of a theme park for a trade magazine as a writer for hire, can I still write about the theme park as a tourist attraction for a travel magazine?

    Thanks.

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    As far as I know, as long as you don't reuse any of your previous work, you can write about the same topic as many times as you want.
    I think you could probably even use the same quotes, if they are in the public domain.
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    Yes, you can write about one topic until the cows come home. Just make sure your articles are not too similar.
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    Ok, thanks lastlittlebird and Melina!

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