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Question about rights

Hi!
I’m new to the world of freelancing and I’m getting jobs where I’m writing compositions and musical arrangements for buyers here on Fiverr. How can I ensure that I still own the composition/arrangement that I deliver to the client? They can record it (in which case they own the recording), broadcast it, stream it, sell it, but since I contributed the arrangement I believe that I should be getting royalties from that. In that case, what should the agreement be? Do I just register the composition/arrangement in my country like I always do and inform the client in the offer that that’s the agreement? What is the best way to communicate that? Should we both sign a document for that? Also, which laws apply here? I’m in Europe, but I have clients from other countries. I guess the laws of the country where it’s recorded apply? I’m not sure… Please help me out if you have experience with that, I’d greatly appreciate it. Thank you!

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Hi, you need to speak with the customer support to have a clear answers. Also I would suggest you to speak with a lawyer in your country that will be able to give your a answer and go over the Fiverr terms of services.

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This is a tricky question. The over-simplified answer is: you set the conditions.

Per the Fiverr Tos:

source: https://www.fiverr.com/terms_of_service?source=footer#ownership


But that alone is somewhat incomplete, so here are some threads that discuss exactly this:

. You Don’t Understand Commercial Usage
. Commercial rights - how does it work?
. Transfer of copyright is too vague
. No "Commercial use license" gig listed = "Commercial use license" implied?
. Why does a gig have an extra "commercial" clause, if all rights are already given?


And a bit more on what Fiverr has concerning the matter:

. https://www.fiverr.com/support/articles/360010979558-Copyright-and-Intellectual-Property-Rights---Fiverr-Business?segment=business
. https://www.fiverr.com/support/articles/360011454477-Buyer-FAQs?segment=buyer (commercial use section)
. https://www.fiverr.com/intellectual-property


(I see you did already find one thread on the topic.)
. Twitch - permission to use my compositions - #5 by brunamatic

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