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(This is a verbatim copy of the answer I just gave here. Not trying to be lazy, I just felt it fit this question just as well.) A fair fee is one you're willing to accept and one they're willing to give you. But there can be other variables involved. The big one is whether or not this is an exclusive license. If they are asking to do this but don't want ...


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A fair fee is one you're willing to accept and one they're willing to give you. But there can be other variables involved. The big one is whether or not this is an exclusive license. If they are asking to do this but don't want anyone else to be able to do it, then you need to charge much more as it's prohibiting you from selling a license to others. On ...


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This question only depends on what you think your work is worth and is different for every person you ask. Personally if the client was a good client and paid you a fair fee and all they want to do is print it for personal usage in the office I would allow them one print for free and disclose that in a written format and send them a PDF to be e-signed. If ...


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If your company sent him the digital logo file, then your company should have a copy of the digital logo file. If you're asking for someone else to take the time to said you said file since your company failed to retain it, asking for payment for said time/effort seems business-as-usual and nothing out of the ordinary. Based on your clarifying comment: ...


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Realize a designer is a business. They live and die by the files they create. These files are a commodity and the lifeblood of survival. If you provided the logo files to the stationery designer and they were 100% usable in their provided form and did not require any alteration, then I'd be of a mind to just send you the files if I still had them. If this ...


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When contracts are involved, it's not uncommon for designers to add clauses that explain they will only hold on to source files for a period of X months. This gives them the convenience of easily making modifications and adjustments on the short term while making clear that they are not committed to keeping your files indefinitely. Since there is no ...


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I am an office manager for a security company. When I was first hired on, my boss had a friend of a friend that he used to do the business cards and letterhead. They designed it, but used a logo that we already had! There was no contract and no file formats were discussed. Well, now we need more work done and do NOT want to use this previous ...


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Somebody copying your artwork for commercial purposes is about the best thing that could happen to you. Federal Copyright law allows you to sue them for as much as $250,000 if they do it. As far as penniless kids copying your artwork, I would not sweat it. In all honesty, the publicity you get from people copying your work is worth much more than any "lost ...


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When one focuses on the negative on loss sight at the whole picture. Look at it this way: Your not getting any money for the pictures if they are hidden. Your not getting exposure if they are hidden. If somebody steals them you get free exposure, you aren't getting any money. On the other hand you were not doing so in the first place. So the net result is ...


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There is no foolproof way to stop it, but one way to limit the unauthorized usage of your artwork is to restrict the resolution that it's displayed in. This seems to me like it would be the best deterrent. If the image is good enough to be seen on the screen, but otherwise useless in any sort of production environment, then it makes people much less likely ...


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I know you say watermark is not helpful but, did you think in put a signature in the artwork? Is the most popular method for artists in DA. I don't know if it's effective or not. It's fast and easy solution.


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Are you guys scared at all about anyone stealing your art? No. Not scared. It's of no immediate risk to me if someone downloads an image I created. What would you guys do about it if it happens? If there is clear intent to profit off my work, I may then decide to fight it through legal channels. What those channels are depends heavily on your ...


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There isn't much you can do to stop someone from stealing your artwork. The only way is to not posting your artwork online. A watermark will not be 100% effective but it will help. I also wouldn't upload 100% quality large artwork. Another more tedious way (only work on personal site) is to split an image into multiple images and place them next to ...


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The way I look at it is with this analogy: If you eat a delicious meal at a restaurant, you can’t get mad if the chef won’t give you his recipe for that dish.


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One could solve the conflict by changing the perspective: See the task "use this image" as implying "take care of the license" The client proposes to use an image, and it looks like he has not acquired the permission to use it. Ok, no problem, using an image involves handling the license, he did not yet do that, to it's part of your task: confirm with ...



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