Before I discuss this with an attorney, I thought I would run this by you folks for an opinion...
I recently did some architectural photography in an effort to get work from this (un-named) company. They liked what I showed them and want to purchase my photos. For what I did, the money is pretty good. They have requested my W-9 and certificate of insurance, which I have provided. Now they sent me a contract to review and sign, and there are a few things I take issue with:
1. They listed me by name as the contractor. I will have them change this to my company name, LLC
2. They want digital photos delivered via Dropbox. Not too much of an issue, but I prefer that they download them from my site.
3. They want proof of business auto liability insurance for $1,000,000 per accident. The vehicle that I use for business is not insured as a "private vehicle" and is insured for $500,000 each person-$500,000 each accident / $500,000 each accident. I have no intention of changing my policy
4. They want me to have Workers Comp and Employers Liability Insurance. No way - I am the only employee
5. This is the biggie (copied form their contract):
"Any copyrightable works, ideas, discoveries, inventions, patents, products, or other information (collectively, the “Work Product”) developed in whole or in part by the Subcontractor in connection with the Services shall be the exclusive property of (company name). Upon request, the Subcontractor shall sign all documents necessary to confirm or perfect the exclusive ownership of the Client to Work product."
I prefer to retain copyrights and ownership and grant them unlimited use rights.
What do you think?
Thanks in advance,