Not sure it's such an odd question. It wouldn't be so far removed from the scenario above. I write something on how to use a widget. The widget gets sold alongside a Thingummy, only available from certain specialists. Or it might be sold alongside a Whatsit from other specialists. Or it might...
They both want to know about widgets, it's in everyone's interest this information is shared. Sometimes different badges get put on it. Sometimes the widget seller gets training, sometimes the trainers train people further down the food chain.
The powers that be from Widget Inc, Thingummy Corp and Whatsit Ltd have signed agreements, do a big handshake thing and lock it in Big Safe, never to be seen again. Meanwhile the people that actually make things work are busy making things work, without looking at contracts.
I want the ownership to be shown in these documents and a nice short statement of what's acceptable in terms of re-use and re-purposing.
That make sense? Am I right in thinking you're in Information Science hels?