Question about transferring the copyright of your artwork to a client
Join the #1 Art Workshop - LevelUpJoin Premium Art Workshop

Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Question about transferring the copyright of your artwork to a client

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Posts
    36
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Question Question about transferring the copyright of your artwork to a client

    I'm fairly new to the whole illustrating for clients and getting paid thing.

    I'm illustrating a book and the publishing company wants me to sign away all the rights to the illustrations to them. Is this okay? Should I ask that they add a clause requiring them to display my name alongside any future publications of my work? Add a clause that they not sell it/alter it/whatever? I assume I would still be allowed to use these works in my online portfolio for example, right? Or should this also be written down in the contract?

    I obviously don't want to get screwed over since I have zero experience with this. So what should I pay attention to while signing any contract of transferring copyright? What should I definitely NOT agree to? And what should I definitely be ready to agree to?

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  2. #2
    Elwell's Avatar
    Elwell is offline Sticks Like Grim Death Level 17 Gladiator: Spartacus' Dimachaeri
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Hudson River valley, NY
    Posts
    16,212
    Thanks
    4,879
    Thanked 16,666 Times in 5,020 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Posts
    36
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Thanks, that book sounds good. It's going to be hard to get my hands on it considering where I live, but I will try to arrange something.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •