Quote:Since this is Taxi's forum I don't think we should be scanning contracts and sharing them with the general public without Taxi's permisson...I think there are several downsides to sharing your own personal contracts for general public discussion, not the least of which is that people WILL take your personal lay opinion as legal advice no matter how many times you tell them not to. And of course a contract that might be right for you in your specific situation may be wrong for somebody else. Since you have no control about who reads your "advice" or how they use it, you basically open yourself to potential liability issues. Not something I'd wanna do. Hey Matto-I appreciate where you're coming from with these points, but I have a different perspective on them.I just re-read the Terms of Service for this board, and it doesn't appear that posting contract examples would be a violation of the terms (so long as the contracts themselves aren't copyrighted, which some may be). However, out of respect for your suggestion I'll email Taxi about this before posting anything.Regarding the liability issue, if that's a concern when we post contract examples then it also should be when we give any other advice or opinions on these boards. I am not concerned about this myself; I believe that those who read my posts, whether they contain contract examples or critiques of songs, will take them for what they are - one guy's humble opinion that should be taken with a great big grain of salt before adopted (or deleted) by anyone who comes across them.I also choose to walk down the street at night if the urge arises, even though it's possible I may be mugged in the process...I guess I'd rather live without the fear and maybe get burned once twice than walk around paranoid all the time. But that's just me. Now, an issue I AM concerned about is respecting the terms of an agreement between me and anyone with whom I've signed (or verbally agreed upon) a binding contract...I ALWAYS pay heed to these terms, and they may, and often do, contain confidentiality clauses. Some contracts do not, however, and I believe it would be beneficial and educational to share certain portions of these contracts, with company and contact information deleted (as requested by Taxi), with others in the industry.The more we know about typical industry rates and contract wording (though there certainly are no real standards), the better armed we'll be to negotiate fairly for ourselves, and the more likely the industry will be to put forth fair terms in their offerings. Granted, some of us are in a better position to dictate the terms of a contract than others, but we should at least be confident and aware of what we're getting ourselves into when we do sign on the dotted line.Andre
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