a worker who provides services to a company but is not an employee or agent of that company
Among them was the fortuitously named Edward L. True, a 28-year-old independent contractor and a Ron Paul supporter.
By the latter relationship one is an independent contractor and excluded from the acts.
At the outset, we should keep in mind the distinctions between the agent, the servant, and the independent contractor.
In this latter case, the person performing the work is not a servant, but is an independent contractor.
The agent or servant or independent contractor becomes such upon the express or implied request of the principal.
The author is not a servant but an independent contractor, and therefore his work does not ab initio vest in his employer.
In the first case, we call the workman a servant; in the second case, he is an independent contractor.