Use Your Copyright As Leverage To Get What You Want In Your Contracts
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Use Your Copyright As Leverage To Get What You Want In Your Contracts

Co-author Erika Lee contributed to this post * As a creative freelancer, you will find yourself having to contract your work out to a variety of parties, who may have their own publishing agreement to present to you or who may rely on you to provide the agreement. These agreements can work to your advantage, but only if you understand what rights you have in your content, and what you are willing to concede in negotiations. The final part of this multi-part series about freelance contributor agreements discusses how you can use your copyright (and other intellectual property) as leverage in negotiating your compensation for your work. You can check out the other articles in this series here: How a freelance contract affects your ownership rights As soon as you create a written work, photo, or video, your work is automatically protected by copyright (as long as your expression is original), and you are the copyright owner of your work . You don’t even have to register it with the Copyright Office (although, it is highly recommended for a variety of reasons). This means that no one else can use your work without your permission, and only you can […]

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