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Copyright and files question

Discussion in 'Travis Smith' started by Rex, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. Rex

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    Hey Travis I thought I'd ask you a question that I've wondered about recently and possibly other artists have also.

    Say you created me artwork for an album. Would you own the copyright for the files/images or would the record label? I guess what I'm asking is do you have a contract written up that states that you own all the imagery and the files that you create and you only provide a means to get the final finished product? Or do you have it worked out that everything you create is owned by the client? Or do you have different contracts made up that if you give them the rights that they pay a lot more for the files? I dunno, how does all that work?

    Any and all info on this is appreciated.

    This question came up at another forum I go to:
     
  2. Seems like Trav

    Seems like Trav No Such Thing

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    For most of my dealings, yeah. It can vary in cases I suppose, but most of the time they are buying the finished product outright. They own it. It's pretty much a work for hire. If they buy it that way, they can do whatever they want with it.
     
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    Cool thanks Travis
     
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    you never email me anymore!!!
     
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    Well.......you never email me either :lol:
    I thought you didn't want to have my baby any more :loco:

    Seriously, I've been crazy busy the last several months with everything. I'll send you and email soon.
     

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