Creative freelancers deal with a variety of legal issues in the course of their work. Many of them can be addressed with a good contract. Let’s take a look at what every creative freelancer needs to know about contracts.
The best way to understand the what creative freelancers need to know about contracts is to work backwards from the most common problems they face in client relationships. In my experience, these are not getting paid, scope creep, questions about who (the client or the freelancer) owns the work, and liability concerns.
In a recent webinar co-sponsored by Shake and the Rhode Island School of Design, I walked through contract strategies for preventing these sorts of problems using a contract. The video below includes the full presentation plus a Q&A session with attendees: