A few months ago, me and a few friends commissioned an artist to do a logo for our website. We described the idea very thoroughly, sending them sketches of our own which we requested them to interpret in their own style.
Going by the answers on a similar question: Commissioning work: Who owns the rights in this scenario? , I'm lead to believe that currently the image rights are vested in the artist. However someone brought to my attention that we might want to ask for the image rights if we are to "reuse" or "modify" the logo (ex. seasonal variants, as part of an animation etc.)
I'm curious if there is a way that we can "share" the rights with the artist. Is there any license which would permit:
- The artist to continue to present the logo they've made for us within their portfolio
- Us, as the commissioners, to use, copy and reuse/modify the logo as we so please
As a final note, our artist is based in Europe, so they'd be under EU copyright law.