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Hi Emily,

That actually is very helpful.  Thank you!  Yes, I was referring  
primarily to registering for copyright.  How do you typically decide  
when or if you are going to register your artwork through the US  
Copyright office?  And am I correct in that you must file each image  
separately?

Thank you,

Laura

Quoting "Emily S. Damstra" <[log in to unmask]>:

> Laura,
> I'm a bit confused by your questions, so I'm not sure if this will help:
>
> The only "official licensing process" is the contract you create and sign
> together with your client.
> One resource for licensing language is the GAG Handbook (Graphic Artists
> Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines).
>
> There is nowhere you need to file your contract - just make sure you keep a
> copy.
>
> If, by "file a license" you actually meant "register for copyright" then
> you can find out detailed info. about that at the US Copyright Office
> website: http://www.copyright.gov/
>
> If your client will be owning the copyright to your illustrations, then it
> is they who will register for the copyright (if they choose to - it's not
> required).
> If you license to your client use of your illustrations for their project,
> and you retain all other rights, then it is you who would register the
> copyrights (if you choose to).
>
> ---
> *Emily S. Damstra*
> natural science illustration
> Waterloo, Ontario
> (519) 616-3654
> *[log in to unmask]*
> www.emilydamstra.com
> emilydamstra.wordpress.com
>
>
> On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 1:56 PM, Laura K. Jordan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>>
>> I am still at a bit of a loss when it comes to figuring out the licensing
>> etc.  Do they then file a license for each figure, or do I, or do we both?
>>  I have never been through that process before.  Do you know of a good
>> resource for understanding the official licensing process (in terms of who,
>> when, and how)?
>>
>>
>
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