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Books for Clients

I’ve had a couple people approach me to create a photo book for them because they have seen some of my books and like the unusual page layouts I created.  Because my books have been for me or family members the copyright statement used have been okay.

My question now is how do I write up the copyright page since the photos will not be mine?

Do I share the copyright with the client since the photos belong to them and the layout designs are mine or do they loose that right because I am the one creating the book – please advise.

Also please provide an example of what could be used for a book for a client.

 CJAYJR

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CJAYJR
Apr 28, 2009 10:28am PDT
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I’m not positive on this – but, I would think the book design would belong to you.  There is enough room in the copyright box to include a notation about the photographs.  I would make sure that the owner of the photo’s gives you something in writing that the pictures belong to them – You could maybe include something in the copyright box like this:   "Photographs contained in the book are privately held by (bla bla bla)"   But for sure get something in writing that states the people that are providing the photo’s own them.

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Bebensee
May 1, 2009 10:31pm PDT
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Bebensee