There are always heated debates over the issue of copyrights in logo design, especially when it comes to crowdsourcing. This is because there are hundreds of design entries flowing within a single logo design project. Some crowdsourcing sites profess that the copyrights to a design submission stays with the designer or the creative behind it. While on the other hand, some logo design contest sites have rules which imply that all the designs being created and entered in a contest are there property.
Majority of top crowdsourcing sites state in their terms and conditions that the winner of the logo will get exclusive rights to the logo design even after the contest holder uses it. But what happens to all the other entries that are submitted in the project but are not considered? Are they disposed off right away or is there a backup plan for its copyrights? These are the questions that must be answered and resolved by logo design contest sites if they are to eliminate the menace of copyright issues.
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