The new edition of the Graphic Artists Guild (GAG) Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines is now available. The Handbook is an essential first stop for graphic artists and their professional issues. It covers various important issues including technology, legal rights, pricing, contracts, salaries, and business practices. The various contracts and forms in the appendices will be a great help to graphic artists.
International & Canadian Copyright
I had the pleasure of reviewing and commenting on a draft of the Handbook’s section on international and Canadian copyright. This section deals with registering copyright, duration of copyright, the reversionary interest proviso, ownership of employment and commissioned works, digital rights, moral rights, fair use/dealing and exceptions from copyright.
Above cover illustration © José Cruz