There are two ways to transfer the copyright:
- using a license
- using a copyright protocol
A license is a form of authorization that you grant the right to a client for any usage of the work. The legal period of using the work is 15 years. Your client loses the ability to use your work after a period of time. A license is non-exclusive which means that you still keep the opportunity to resell the work to other clients thought this period of time.
When to use the license
If your client does not require the copyright transfer, choose a license. You will have the privilege of a reduced tax rate. Moreover, the license in Useme is non-exclusive, and this allows you to have the chance to resell the work to other clients.
How to use the license
In the “Sign a freelance contract” form, in the second step “Copyright transfer” and select “license” in the drop-down menu.
We will not send you any additional documents like “Copyright transfer with the protocol”. You do not need to download the form, print it, sign it, and upload a protocol. The tax amount will be reduced (due to the higher statutory deductible )
This change does not apply to all kinds of jobs. The Polish law defines the limited type of work that qualifies for a reduced tax rate.
How to set up a copyrights transfer in the deal?
If you would like to transfer copyright, check the field “copyright transfer” during filling in the “sign a freelance contract”. We will send you the related form once the offer is accepted.
We will send you an email with the title “Protocol of transfer of copyright for a deal”. You can download the form from the link. Moreover, you can also find the form in your useme profile.
Useme is structured to suit all work through our service.
How and where can I upload the copyrights transfer form?
Once you receive the form, please download it, print it, and sign it. You can upload the completed form by using the link in the email.
You can also upload it directly to your Useme account. First login to your useme account→ my deals → a specific deal. You will find a field to upload the form.
Useme tip: If you do not receive the email title “Protocol of transfer of copyrights for a deal …”.
You can also download the form from your account. You can log in to your account-click my deals- a specific deal. You can also find the form from there.