Proposed Freelance Contract
This agreement is entered into this day of , 20 , by and between (Newspaper) and (Author/Photographer/Artist).
For good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is acknowledged by each party hereto, the parties agree as follows:
1. (Author/Photographer/Artist) has or claims a copyright in a work to be published in Newspaper.
2. (Author/Photographer/Artist) hereby authorizes Newspaper to publish the work in Newspaper. This authorization includes the right of Newspaper to archive the work by any means chosen by Newspaper, to make available and to sell or distribute by electronic or other means copies of the work either as an individual copy or as an element of a database.
3. (Author/Photographer/Artist) warrants that the work is not an infringement of any copyright interest of any person or entity, that it is neither libelous nor invasive of the privacy of any person or entity, and further agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Newspaper from and against any and all costs and expenses (including attorney fees and costs), claims, demands or suits arising out of publication by Newspaper of the work that is the subject of this agreement.
4. (Author/Photographer/Artist) acknowledges that this agreement does not create an employment or agency, and that is an independent contractor with respect to the creation of the work subject to this agreement.