Please, Colleagues, Read Your Contracts

Please, fellow design professionals, read the agreements your clients give you to sign.

Please understand them before you sign them.  Review them with your attorney if you don’t understand everything.

Negotiate with your clients to get acceptable provisions.

Know the liability pitfalls of giving up ownership of your instruments of service.

Understand the dangers in giving up the ownership of your copyrights on your work.

And, please don’t do free work.

Times are tough.  Please don’t contribute to making the recovery harder for our profession.

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