I'm a graphic designer, employed full-time with a marketing agency. Yesterday my boss said I have to take down examples of work I've done while at the agency. In trying to determine if I can legally show these samples, searching the web is providing conflicting info.
Things worth mentioning (a) My portfolio specifies that the work was done on behalf of my employer (b) I never signed anything restricting the use of these images and (c) The images are of works that have appeared in public (stores, events, etc).
Is there something "official" I can refer to that shows where the rights to these images lie, especially as they apply to a personal portfolio?
posted by AONeal79
on Oct 19, 2012 -
I self-published a minicomic that someone now wants to adapt into a short film. Awesome! What issues should I be aware of? [more inside]
posted by mumblingmynah
on Sep 7, 2011 -
I want to turn a short play into a short film. If completed, it'll be a low-budget affair seen at a few festivals and hopefully online; the play was first performed in 1990 and the playwright is still alive. How do I go about getting the rights to film his play, or see if I can even think about affording it?
posted by BoringPostcards
on Aug 25, 2011 -
What are my rights regarding photos taken of a company's products while I was employed there? [more inside]
posted by tmt
on Jul 5, 2011 -
I'm trying to find public domain e-books of English language teaching material that I can adapt into online courses. [more inside]
posted by mammary16
on May 13, 2011 -
A year ago, a freelance professional photographer took a really good photo of me for a industry publication. I'd like to buy the rights to the photo for personal professional use (e.g. office website bio), but I know nothing about the process. [more inside]
posted by sarahkeebs
on Dec 31, 2010 -
What's the best way to find out if a pre-existing work has already been optioned for an adaptation to a different medium? Specifically, if a film has been optioned for a musical. [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski
on Aug 9, 2010 -
Would it be a good idea to write to a band via myspace to ask for permission to use their music in my student audio project? The project (if it's good) could end up on the school's audio website. If it's really good (and I can't say yet that it will be), it's possible I'd want to pitch it to radio programs. [more inside]
posted by brynnwood
on Aug 1, 2010 -
I'm clueless about rights issues when it comes to how things work between photographer & subject, and as a performer I need to learn. If no release was signed at a photoshoot, who has what rights?
posted by anonymous
on Sep 21, 2008 -
If I want to adapt a copyrighted(?) book into a theater performance, do I need to get the rights? Can I write a script, maybe even do a workshop production or do I need to get the rights before I can even think about adaptation? Who do I talk to to get the rights, and how much does this usually cost? Does it matter if the venue is tiny, and the theater company has no money?
posted by geryon
on Feb 10, 2005 -
AskLegalFilter: As a sort of follow-up to this thread
, some friends and I have invented a game and have started to show it to representatives from game companies. There's been some interest, and before we can think about moving forward, I think we have to start with the legal stuff on our end. What sort of legal entity do my friends and I need to become so that someone can license intellectual property (mostly writing, as opposed to a unique style of play) from us and write us checks? And how can we do it for the least cost? Assume that we're more or less equal partners (somewhere between 33/33/33 and 35/35/30).
posted by blueshammer
on May 3, 2004 -