Client commissions and moral rights

The moral rights provisions mean that your client will be obliged to meet or manage certain obligations in relation to the work you create for their project. You can assist your client to effectively manage these obligations by using the following procedures.

Some clients may seek to have your practice waive moral rights or indemnify them against claims of infringement from those who hold moral rights in the project. These attempts should be discouraged and resisted. Perhaps the most effective way of discouraging requests for waivers and indemnities is to provide your client with a workable agreement that helps them manage their obligations and minimises the impact of these obligations on building ownership, while at the same time ensuring that the significant benefits to the profession that flow from moral rights are preserved.