If you license a customer to use your work, you`re not selling the work. You sell permission to use the work in a way that you authorize for a set period of time. A licensing agreement should be present in your art-related livelihoods, as it is an important part of growing your business. Even though it seems like it causes extra work and effort, an artist license agreement will save you money and time in the end. Artists often forget that they earn some kind of compensation from collectors or clients for the exploitation of their creations. If, as an artist, you offer your work to a potential client for use or if a client comes to you to use your work, a license agreement to protect your own and the decency of your work is against a client who could use your work without your knowledge or permission in a way you do not allow, of crucial importance. A license agreement must adjust the parameters of termination. It is sometimes necessary for a licensee to terminate the contract and, without correct wording, the artist can be abandoned after a lot of time and work. Limits and time limits must be set within which the licensee has the right to terminate the contract, refuse a design or even require a design to be modified or modified, but with good reason and fairness. Defined: a one-time payment made when signing the agreement. With this type of license, you will not receive any license rights. Another important part of any license agreement is whether the license is exclusive or not, and how it is defined. As the artist is an independent contractor, neither party wishes to create an exclusive relationship between them.
Both the licensee and the artist want the flexibility to engage others in services of a similar nature, but whether or not the work of art that falls under the license is granted exclusively to the licensee is a totally different and very important issue. As the artist and creator of your artworks, you are the sole copyright owner of your artwork until you sell or transfer the copyright to another legal entity. Whether you participate in an artist license agreement for a short time or permanently, you still own the rights to your work. As a sole proprietor, you retain several absolute rights to the works you produce under copyright law. These rights include: and when it comes to legal issues, this jargon is even more intimidating. I don`t want you to feel stupid when you ask, “Uh. What is X? So I`ve put together 9 common terms that appear in an art license agreement, and translated each of them for you. Artists and other authors use copyright protection to prevent their works from being used or sold without permission. A non-exclusive copyright license allows a third-party licensor to use (but not own) a creative work while protecting the owner`s copyright. There can be many reasons to enter into licensing agreements. For example, licensing may allow a company to obtain the rights to produce or sell products on the basis of protected artistic materials, thereby generating income for both the owner and the licensee. This is easy to take with a copyright license agreement.
Licensing is a $70 billion industry, with art licensing accounting for 10 percent of total licensing revenue….