I explained to Verdugo a couple days ago that I've been doing freelance photography for a few years, now. Recently, though, I've been getting requests from bigger clients, and I'm starting to worry more about protecting my copyright. I understand a little, but I thought we might be able to put together a decent thread with tips for protecting copyright.
Here's what I understand:
Implied Copyright states that the creator of a work maintins the copyright of that work from the date of creation. However it does not allow the artist to seek monetary damages if a company uses your images without your permission.
It's always a good idea to have your client sign a contract. But, for those of you that are pro, do you (the artist) maintain ownership of the copyright, and allow the client to lisence the image, or does copyright transfer to the client?
Any other tips and questions would be awesome!