Who owns the rights if you're a freelance designer/artist, and what is common?
October 13, 2007 9:43 PM Subscribe
Who owns the rights if you're a freelance designer/artist, and what is common? A friend asked this question that I am also curious about myself. She was approached to have some of her drawings used for t-shirts -- she does not freelance at all, so is not sure how to go about this (obviously, I don't know either). The person who has asked basically wishes to purchase the art and retain all rights for present and future use. I understand that working out a contract is the best way to determine specific rights, but is there a norm that most graphic designers follow? Where do you draw the line? Is it common to have the client own all the rights to the work purchased? Many thanks in advance.
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