A Guide on Usage and Ownership
Answered by Jay Nelson, Editor and Publisher, Design Tools Monthly

Occasionally, and certainly more often than we enjoy, misunderstandings arise between our freelancers, our staff, and our clients. In particular, we need a common agreement on ownership, copyright, and legal usage of artwork. Is there an authoritative resource we can use and recommend to our creative partners?

The one essential reference I've recommended for many years is The Graphic Artist Guild's Handbook of Pricing & Ethical Guidelines. Besides addressing the issues you mentioned, it's also a time-honored reference for how to professionally run a design business and how to buy and sell work. It includes:

It costs $35 and makes a terrific gift for your favorite clients and associates. Get it at the Graphic Artist Guild's website: www.gag.org/pegs.

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