Content License Agreement

Before starting any project, Design Cause requires all clients to read and sign the following. A printed version will be supplied at the time.


AGREEMENT as of ‘Month Day , Year, between ____________, (hereinafter referred to as the “Client”), and Design Cause, with respect to the creation of certain video and designs hereinafter referred to as the “Work”.

Whereas, Design Cause is a professional design firm of good standing; Whereas, Client wishes Design Cause to create certain Work described more fully herein; and Whereas, Design Cause wishes to create such Work; Now, therefore, in consideration of the foregoing premises and the mutual covenants hereinafter set forth and other valuable considerations, the parties hereto agree as follows:

Design Cause agrees to create the Work in accordance with the following specifications:

Work Description:

Media in which the Work will appear:

Client-supplied Materials: Photos and video not previously recorded by Design Cause. Music choice to overlay the video on to.

ASSIGNMENT OF WORK: Design Cause reserves the right to assign other designers or subcontractors to the Work to ensure quality and on-time completion.


PAYMENT: On the date of Design Cause delivery of the final Work, Client shall pay the total fee. Late fees past thirty days will be charged at 10% per month.

PERMISSIONS AND RELEASES: The Client agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Design Cause against any and all claims, costs, and expenses, including attorney¹s fees, due to materials included in the Work at the request of the Client for which no copyright permission or previous release was requested or uses which exceed the uses allowed pursuant to a permission or release.

FEES: Excessive changes will be charged at $75 / hour for all Design Cause services.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES: Any work which the Client wishes Design Cause to create which is not specified in the DESCRIPTION Section of this agreement will be considered an additional service. Such Work shall require a separate Agreement and payment separate from and above that specified in this Agreement.

CANCELLATION: In the event that Work is postponed or cancelled at the request of the Client, Design Cause shall have the right to bill pro rata for work completed through the date of that request, while reserving all Design Cause rights under this Agreement. If additional payment is due, this shall be payable within thirty days of the Client’s notification to stop work. In the event of cancellation, the Client shall also pay any expenses incurred by Design Cause and Design Cause shall own all rights to the Work. The Client shall assume responsibility for all collection of legal fees necessitated by default in payment.

REVISIONS: Design Cause shall be given the first opportunity to make revisions requested by the Client. If the revisions are not due to any fault on the part of Design Cause, such work shall be billed at the hourly rate listed above.

EXPENSES: Client agrees to reimburse Design Cause for any of the following expenses necessary in completion of the Work: (e.g. Travel, Telephone).

COPYRIGHT NOTICE: Copyright notice in Design Cause’s name shall be published with the Work.

AUTHORSHIP CREDIT: Authorship credit in the name of Design Cause shall accompany the Work when it is reproduced.

OWNERSHIP AND RETURN OF WORK: The ownership of original material, including hard drives and any other materials created in the process of making the finished Work, shall remain with Design Cause. All such work shall be returned to Design Cause within thirty days of the Client’s completing its use of the Work.

The undersigned agrees to the terms of this agreement on behalf of his or her organization or business. No responsibility will be accepted for digital or photocopied signatures.

On behalf of the Client:
__________________________ Date: ________________
On behalf of Design Cause:
__________________________ Date: ________________