Protecting Your Leased or Consigned Photographs
Some states have enacted laws to protect photographers in these specific instances. For example, the Uniform Commercial Code ["UCC"] has been enacted in some form in every state. Check with your local attorney to determine whether your state has adopted the specific UCC provisions that will protect your consigned goods from being seized.
Other states have passed laws purposely to protect consigned goods. Many of them require the consignment agreement to be in writing. Following are some necessary and other helpful items to include in the agreement:
- who is responsible for damage to the photographs
- prices to charge for the photographs
- specific list and description of the photographs being consigned
- the gallery's fees and responsibilities
- the requirement that the gallery post a sign that the goods are consigned
Take my advice; get professional help.
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