When do I ask for compensation for use of my work?
March 14, 2014 10:06 AM Subscribe
An advertising company contacted me about turning a comic of mine into a short animation for an awareness campaign for a non-profit client. Do I ask for compensation or an honorarium?
posted by robot-hugs to Media & Arts (10 answers total)
My copyright allows reproduction and use of my comics for non-profit/education/personal - so far that's mostly included giving permission for campuses and volunteer organizations to print out and/or post copies of my stuff, or use it in training materials and lectures. However, this advertising company is being paid for their time in doing the creative work for this campaign. I feel like if people are getting paid to develop this ad, then some kind of compensation night go my way for use of my concept and work, even if it's just a token honorarium.
(I'm pretty sure that my CC BY-NC license allows this use without compensation, but I thought I'd check)
From my website's About page:
[comic] is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. You can reproduce occasional comics in pretty much any not-for-profit medium so long as you are not selling it or using it for merchandise or for-profit purposes, and you make sure to attribute back to my site. You don't explicitly have to ask permission, though I always appreciate it when someone drops me an email to let me know where my stuff is popping up!
If you would like to use [comic] for profit, such as a in production that is being sold or for advertising, please email me at [email] and we'll chat.