Are you unknowingly taking on liability with privacy policies? Find out your responsibility with website policies, common mistakes web designers and developers make and how to make recurring revenue with them in this discussion with Donata and Hans from Termageddon.
Responsibility and Revenue With Website Policies — Termageddon: Read or Listen
Have you ever had your work plagiarized? Unfortunately, I have—several times—and other designers have too. So I invited attorney Matthew Johnston back to talk about copyright infringement and your rights as a designer, so you can protect your creative work. You’ll also find out ways to search to see if your work has been plagiarized and what to do if it has been.
Policing Plagiarism: What to Do When Someone Steals Your Creative Work: Read or Listen
Do you understand the difference between a copyright and trademark? Do you know how to make sure your logo designs don’t infringe on another company’s trademark? Attorney Matt Johnston and I talk all about trademarking. Find out how to make sure what you design doesn’t infringe on someone else’s trademark, what your client should consider before trademarking, the trademark process and more. (Most designers don’t bring this up to their clients.) You’ll get great tips for how trademarking can add value to your work and instill confidence in your client.
Tips About Trademarking Logo Designs: Read or Listen
Do you know what to include in your design contracts and estimates? Do you know if your projects are profitable? Do you have trouble pricing your work? Do you suck up out-of-scope work that you should be charging for? Do you wonder if your contracts are protecting you? Find out when I use a contract, what I take into consideration when pricing work and what I include to protect myself from scope creep or potential legal issues.
Are These Essentials in Your Design Contracts and Estimates?: Read or Listen
Are your design contracts helping—or hurting—you? Do clients understand your contracts? Do you? If you don’t have a solid contract, you may be unknowingly giving away your design rights or taking on liability you shouldn’t be. Even worse, if you don’t operate as an LLC or corporation, your personal assets could be at risk if you make a mistake. Learn how to prevent a contract catastrophe, get your contracts signed faster and protect your design rights—and yourself—from a legal crisis.
Are You Protecting Your Design Rights and Covering Your Assets?: Read or Listen