There are concepts that you need to know and are important no matter what type of contract you find yourself signing. What are these concepts and how do they impact your contract? In this movie, author Seth Polanksy explains what work of ownership and delivery is and how that impacts the contract you could be signing.
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- Delivery and ownership of work product.…We've touched on this topic briefly…during our journey together.…I simply wanted to hit home how important it is…that you always carefully craft and include language…specifically describing the conditions…under which ownership of the work you do…will pass to another.…Whether this language is included…in the main body of your contract in a statement of work…or in your proposal, you absolutely must ensure…that any party with whom you're contracting…does not obtain title to your work…until and unless they've made full and final payment.…
As I said, language protecting your rights could be located…in many different places in a contract.…Here's a warranty of title that I've used on many occasions…that protects the artist's rights.…As you can see, title does not pass…until and unless all outstanding invoices have been paid.…
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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