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I think the problem is that you conflated the size of the task with the importance of the end result. You probably figured a piece of artwork on a few things was "a small job," so you didn't mind doing it for free. But once he took your work and started using it on everything, now it's "a big job," and it's a big job you didn't get paid for. So now you feel ...


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Customarily logos do not have usage restrictions. That somewhat kills the whole idea of a logo. I've never heard of a designer placing usage restrictions on a logo. In any event without a contract, no matter what he does, it'll be up to the courts to decide if he's got the right or not. Typically an artist retains all copyrights to things they create. ...


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According to my understanding of US Copyright law, (I am not an attorney) the artist owns the rights to all work except under 10 specific instances. Well, 11. The 11th being you agree to give away those rights. The other 10 items deal primarily with being an employee, audio/visual work, work for hire, tests, and parts of a "collection" (such as illustrations ...



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