If you want to transfer copyright, you can do it in two ways:
- using a copyright protocol
- using a license
A license is a form of authorization for any use of acquired work that you grant to a client for a legally defined period of 15 years. After this period, your client loses the ability to use your work. At the same time, a license is non-exclusive. It means that you keep the opportunity to resell the work to other customers throughout this period.
When to use the license
Choose a license if your client does not require the copyright transfer. You will keep the privilege to a reduced tax rate. Moreover, the license on Useme is non-exclusive, and therefore allows you to continue selling your work to other customers.
How to use the license
When you fill out the "Sign a freelance contract" form, in step 2 select "Copyrights transfer" and select "license" in the drop-down menu.
Unlike in “the transfer of copyright with the protocol” scheme, we will not send you any additional documents. You will not have to download, print, sign, scan and upload a protocol. At the same time, the tax will remain reduced (due to higher statutory tax deductibles that apply).
This change does not apply to all kinds of jobs. The Polish law defines what type of work qualifies for a reduced tax rate and what does not.
How to set up a copyrights transfer in the deal?
If you want to transfer copyrights, while completing the form for freelance contract check the field “transfer of copyrights”. After the deal is accepted, we will send you an appropriate form.
The form is sent in an e-mail titled “Protocol of transfer of copyrights for a deal …” that includes a link which will allow you to download the document. You will also find the form on your Useme profile.
Useme is structured to suit all work carried out through our service.
How and where can I upload the copyrights transfer form?
After you've downloaded the form, print it out, sign it, scan it, and upload the scan to our service using the link that we sent in the massage “Protocol of transfers of copyright for a deal…”.
You can also add it directly from your Useme account. To do that, log in to your Useme account: My account → my deals → specific deal. There you will find a field to upload the form.
Useme tip: If the e-mail titled “Protocol of transfer of copyrights for a deal …” did not reach you, download it from your account: My account → my deals → specific deal. There you will find a form ready to dowload.