More and more creatives are working freelance. As a freelancer in any creative field it is vital that you understand your intellectual property rights. One of the most common issues in freelancing is about ownership.

Usually, if you create something in the course of employment the creation belongs to the employer (depending on your employment contract of course.) However, as a freelancer this is not the case and you can retain ownership of your work. It is a good idea to set out in an agreement or contract who owns what before you do the work as it is much easier than arguing about it after the event!

Below is a video on freelancing and IP from the UAL student’s Union… You may also find the resources from the Freelancer Club useful, here.

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