I was recently approached by a small, European record label about purchasing some of my nude images to create t-shirts (more on that later) and it suddenly occurred to me that I have never sold an image license on my own… as in not through my stock agency. Stock agencies take a commission and organize the terms of the agreement, so you don’t get a lot of say in what goes on. But they do handle contracts and agreements for creative people like myself, who are - needless to say - paperwork handicapped.
I used to have this fabulous book, Business and Legal Forms for Photographers, but I seem to have misplaced it somewhere and I am not sure I can find another one ASAP in France. So, I went on a search for a super simple copyright license. Simple language was essential for my client in this particular case, who is French but preferred to sign the agreement in English and pay me through my business in the US. I found a really fabulous template at PPA (Professional Photographers of America), but you have to have an account to access it, so I created a public Dropbox link for anyone who wants it. All you need to do is remove the lines and fill in with the terms of your agreement.