When you complete your work for the client, it needs to be clear who owns that work product and what they can do with it. Most times your work is treated as "work made for hire", in which case the client has full ownership of it and can do anything it wants with it provided it doesn't breach other contract elements. In some cases, you can retain ownership of the work and the client has limited use of it.
- When you complete your work for the client,…it needs to be clear who owns that work product,…and what they can do with it.…Most times, your work will be treated…as work made for hire, in which case,…the client has full ownership of it,…and can do anything it wants with it,…provided it doesn't breach other contract elements.…This is pretty standard.…In some cases, you'll retain ownership of the work,…and the client will have limited use of it.…Those limits must be clearly specified in the contract.…
Expect your client's initial negotiating position…to be one where they own everything you do for them,…and for intellectual property you provide,…you'll give them perpetual, unrestricted,…royalty and license fee free, global rights…to do with it whatever they want.…That's asking for a lot.…If you give them those rights,…your intellectual property becomes theirs.…They can do whatever they want with it,…including reselling it, sharing it with others,…and even competing with you.…
While that's an unlikely scenario,…it could be a very damaging one.…
- Major and minor contracts
- Registering as a supplier
- Setting pricing, payment, and other contract terms
- Insurance requirements
- Defining your project
- Negotiating the contract
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Start the Contracting Process
Register as a supplier2m 31s
2. Understand Contract Elements
3. Define Your Project
4. Negotiate the Contract
Next steps1m 18s
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