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Let's assume I am approached by a client to design and create a piece of work. There is some back and forth on the design of the work and after a few meetings the final design is arrived at. Of course there is input from the client in this design ( they need to like it). I have artistic license in the process also and I put forth the constraints and criteria necessary in the design..
Ok, I am commisioned to create the work described above.
I assume I own the copyright to this design, since I am the creator?
Now what if someone else ( another client) sees this work as part of my portfolio and wants something similar, I am clearly the owner of the copyright and thus can create a "similar" work,or not? A "similar" work would be a derivative work but since I am the copyright owner I am perfectly entitled to do this... Unless the client who commisioned me to create the work has any rights to the design??
I sort of understand the concept of a limited series and a unique one-off of a work,
but how do these terms even apply in the context of this dilemna?