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   Thread Started January 21 at 9:07AM

Hello,
I am a little upset and want to express it. I need to ask my fellow writers a question. If I write a story and have it half-owned by the illustrator does that give him the right to change past stories in a video? I'm just wondering. Thank you.
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Reply on January 21, 2018 09:54 AM

Goodness, I don't know, but I wouldn't think so. He's the illustrator, not the author.


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Reply on January 21, 2018 10:41 AM

Thank you, Damommy, I sent him a message about how I feel. Now I'm waiting to post more stories until I hear from him. I looked up the copyright laws -- looks like I'm in the right.
:) Maybe he just doesn't know.

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Reply on January 21, 2018 11:35 AM
I would rethink my agreement [contract?] with this
individual. Something's not right. If he is the
illustrator why does he own 1/2 of anything. Isn't
the contract for illustrator all should concern him?




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Reply on January 21, 2018 11:41 AM

It's only a verbal agreement; we came up with this together. He created what the character's look like and I create the stories. It's mutual, but I don't change his images.

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Reply on January 21, 2018 11:46 AM << Modifed January 21 at 11:46AM >>
Verbal agreement? Sounds like there could be issues in the long run.


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Reply on January 21, 2018 12:27 PM
An agreement is an agreement. However, your words are YOUR words and their artwork is THEIR'S unless you have given each other authority to alter each other's work. Elton John and Bernie Taupin write songs together, Taupin-words, John-Music, they each own their contribution and one can't alter the other without permission from the other. Your partner has no right to touch your words without your permission.


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Reply on January 21, 2018 12:28 PM
AND, of course, you can't draw mustaches on their pictures....

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Reply on January 21, 2018 01:32 PM
How strong would a verbal agreement be in a court of law?



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Reply on January 22, 2018 09:10 PM
I googled oral agreements. You can copy and paste this link into your browser. What I found was that's difficult to prove an oral agreement.

http://blogs.findlaw.com/law_and_life/2011/10/are-oral-contracts-enforceable.html

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Reply on January 22, 2018 10:22 PM

Thank you Yvonne. One must protect their interests.


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