Design Handover and Copyright Transfer
August 11, 2008
I am pleased to announce a major new feature and our first step towards automating payment handling: design handover.
Previously, designers and contest holders negotiated the exchange of final design files and payments themselves when a contest ended. Now, after a contest holder has declared a winner, the contest holder and designer will see a gold button in the contest area that says “design handover”. This will guide the designer and contest holder through the process of exchanging payment and uploading and downloading the final design files.
Another issue we have addressed in this feature, is the addition of a formal copyright transfer agreement. As part of the exchange, both users agree to a copyright transfer that we store electronically for future reference (a copy of the design is stored with the signed agreement in our repository). This agreement makes clear that the handover of rights to the image occurs only when payment is received.