Hi everyone! I’m wondering if someone could provide some advice regarding the purchasing of licenses for stock images when designing products for a client that they plan to sell.
For example, if I have a paid job where my client intends to sell the prints that I’ve designed for them and I buy an extended license for a stock image, how is the client legally protected to sell these designs when it is technically me that owns the license? And can I reuse that image for other projects?
Also, what is recommend in terms of pricing associated with the purchasing of a license, do I add the full stock image license cost to the invoice only if I plan not to use it again? Or, do I request that the client buy the license and if so then am I even protected to make designs with it?
For all previous jobs that have required the use of images, they have been free to use for personal and commercial purposes. However, I am now receiving higher paid opportunity jobs which are more suited to buying higher quality (and sometimes, very specific) images that just can’t be found on sites like pixabay or unsplash. The legal issues surrounding all of this makes my frail mind hurt! Am I just overcomplicating things?