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"Taina Litwak, CMI" <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 2 Mar 2010 21:46:21 -0500
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Hi gang -

Actually most of the peer review subject matter specialty journals  
technically copyright everything that they print.  BUT I have had this  
discussion with authors and its my understanding that what they have  
copyright to is the full article and embedded artwork.  Not the stand  
alone artwok.  US govt. scientists publish in these all the time and  
the work they (and their staff illustrators) do on the government  
payroll is public domain.

Freelance work is another thing - keep researching/negotiating Meike.   
I would likely do it one time anyway.  The visibility in Blood (esp.  
if they pay more than the normal price you get if your retain full  
copyright) likely worth it.  The items I have had in high visibility  
pubs (like Science, where the illustrator DOES keep copyright) has  
paid off well over the years. But then, I have sold full copyright to  
lots of stuff over the years- textbook work is all full rights  
turnover, etc.

Hug that baby for me! -  Taina

Taina Litwak, CMI
Litwak Illustration Studio
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Darnestown, MD  20878

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