What do you do if use someone else’s work, name or trademark in your work? You will need a licensing agreement. What are the different types of licensing agreements that you may come across as a creative? In this movie, author Seth Polansky explains what type of licensing agreement you will need to use in different scenarios.
- So, why would we use license agreement…instead of a work for hire or contract arrangement?…Really, it depends on what your product,…deliverable, or work product is.…Here's a handful of examples where a license…would be preferable,…a film festival, television one-shot, a distribution deal,…still photography, music.…Think about your product and what makes sense…for that product.…Here are my recommendations for some of the items presented.…For VFX work, these will almost certainly be work for hire.…
I can't imagine a situation in which a producer…or distributor would agree to pay you a license fee…for this type of work.…A PBS documentary, well unless it was produced for PBS…and paid for by PBS, you'd want a license in this situation.…Composition of music.…This could actually fall on either side of the fence,…and I've negotiated both types of contracts for clients.…Functionally, it turns on the amount of leverage…the parties can apply.…
A contract for European Union distribution.…This would almost certainly be a license agreement.…
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- Why do you need a contract?
- Types of contracts
- Asking for an NDA
- Work-for-hire and contractor agreements
- Proposals, quotes, and statements of work
- Licensing agreements
- Delivery and payment terms