Our aims are to tackle fee erosion, increasingly detrimental Contract terms from clients, and other issues that may arise relating to visual artists and their representatives. These factors have increasingly become a negative force effecting creators of visual material working in the commercial communications arena over the last twenty five years.
We have commenced with the following points:
- Inequitable/not legally sustainable contracting practice (such as retrospective contracts)
- Inequitable/not legally sustainable contracts (such as copyright assignments)
The group intends to educate and demonstrate to the commissioning sector the way their contracts may damage their supply base by eroding illustration as a viable profession and therefore damaging the sectors own best interests over the medium to long term.
- Agent to illustrator agreement
The group drew up a recommended best practice agreement between agent and illustrator in 2009
- Group members attend the meetings of the Creators Rights Alliance and the British Copyright Council to participate and report back on discussions and decisions.
The committee is comprised of highly experienced leading professionals from all member organisations. Specialist copyright and Intellectual Property lawyers assist the committee.