Independent Contractor Agreement for Creative Contractor (for IC)

Independent Contractor Agreement for Creative Contractor (for IC)

If you're hired as a creative contractor, it's important that you protect your status as an independent contractor, outline your expectations for the duration of your service, and establish copyright on the works you create for the job. Create an agreement that covers:

  • who owns the copyright to the work you create
  • the services you'll provide
  • when you'll be paid, including late fees if you're not paid on time

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Protect yourself when you're hired as a creative contractor and establish copyright on your work

When you sign on to perform a creative consulting job, it's important that you establish a clear working relationship with the firm that hired you. And, should you ever come under IRS scrutiny, it's essential that you have a record outlining your status as an independent contractor and not an employee of your client. Plus, since you're providing your client with copyrightable works, it's important to decide who owns them before the work begins. This simple agreement, written specifically for creative consultants, will do just that. The agreement covers:

  • the services you'll provide
  • deadlines you've agreed to meet
  • when you'll be paid, including late fees if you're not paid on time
  • who owns the copyright to the work you create
  • how either side can change or end the agreement

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

This form is appropriate for independent contractors who have been hired to do a job. If you're hiring an independent contractor, use this form instead:

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