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Who Owns the Design?

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Being a former Copyright and Trademark Paralegal, I can confirm for you that once you receive payment for a project, you no longer own the design and do not have any claim of copyright. 

A lot of clients will pull random "contract samples" off the internet which are choppy and generalized. 
For that reason, they sign my contract, I do not sign theirs. I keep control of the terms so there is no confusion.

On or off UW, as a freelancer, you "work for hire". Don't get me started on Trademarks. 

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Kim F Member Since: Aug 26, 2015
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On or off UW, as a freelancer, you "work for hire". 

 

If that's what your contract says. I've just agreed a contract giving me an advance on sales plus royalties AFTER I was paid a flat fee for the original copy. 

 

Although working for hire may be the most common scenario, it isn't a rule.

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