Professional Issues & Legal Rights for Graphic Artists covers the often confusing issues that both self-employed and staff graphic artists encounter in the course of doing work for clients or marketing and selling their own work. Chapter 1 – Legal Rights and Issues Learn how to protect and register your own work as well as how to avoid infringing the rights of other visual artists. U.S. copyright law is compared and contrasted with Canadian copyright law. Also covered are trademark and trade dress protection and how the law defines moral rights, fair practice, and work-for-hire. Chapter 2 – Professional Issues includes sales tax, deductibility of artwork, employment issues, cancellation and rejection fees, working on speculation, and art competitions. Chapter 3 – Technology Issues discusses how technology has impacted the graphic arts profession, especially how it has influenced professional practices, pricing, artists' health, and the labor market. Chapter 4 – Resources & References Books, publications, professional and legal organizations, websites, national conferences and trade shows that will help you continue to learn and grow as a professional. Appendix – Contracts and Forms Link to downloadable model contracts and forms that you can modify for your own use.