Independent Contractor Agreement for Creative Contractor (for Firm)

Independent Contractor Agreement for Creative Contractor (for Firm)

When you're hiring a creative consultant to create or contribute copyrightable work, it's important to establish your company's relationship with the worker and the work product -- protect your interests with this independent contractor agreement.  The agreement covers:

  • who owns the work product and how it may be used
  • services the IC will provide
  • when the IC will be paid and how much

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Establish ownership of copyrightable works when you hire a creative consultant as an independent contractor

If your firm hires someone to create or contribute copyrightable work, you're hiring a creative consultant. When you're dealing with copyrightable subject matter, it's essential that you address issues of ownership before the contractor begins the job. And, if you ever come under IRS scrutiny, it's important that you have documentation establishing the status of your creative consultant as an independent contractor ("ICs"). Use this simple agreement to help ensure that your working relationship functions smoothly, to prove that the worker is indeed an independent contractor and not an employee, and to establish copyrights on the finished work product. 

The agreement covers:

  • services the IC will provide
  • deadlines the IC must meet
  • when the IC will be paid and how much
  • who owns the work product and how it may be used
  • how either side can change or end the agreement

Simply fill out the required information on the form, enter your IC's taxpayer ID number, print, and sign. It's that easy!

This form is appropriate for organizations hiring ICs. If you're an independent contractor, use this form instead:

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