• Sunday Mailbag- Copyrights?

    5 monthes ago - By Tom Richmond

    Q: I've read that your work for MAD is owned by MAD and they can reprint it anytime they want with no further payment to you. Is that typical, or do you have a different arrangement for other freelance jobs? A: When I do an illustration for a client, who owns the copyrights of that image depends on the agreement I have with that client. Sometimes they own the copyright in perpetuity, sometimes they are only getting the copyright for a single use with limitations such as time, market, etc. It's important to make sure the copyright arrangement is clearly spelled out IN WRITING and...
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