Copyright fees


New Member
Hi all
I have an old client pop up recently asking for all working files of all work we've ever done for them. I explained that we own the files and copyright and she wants to resolve it. I need to come up with a fee for the files and copyright but I don't know if there's any 'standard' fee guidelines for this sort of thing (eg % of original work or something). Any help would be appreciated, thank you.


Staff member
I tend to just hand them over. If you had a contract that stipulated the release of the artwork files, then you should be able to refer to that.

If not, then if you feel like you should charge them for the release of the files then you should go for it, maybe depending on the complexity, a price structure for files.

If I wanted to charge for the files I'd be looking for the same fee again that they originally paid for the job.