Question for STAFF
(Unless I have missed an answer to this elsewhere.) Are Incubator series required to use the pay-to-unlock model ? I checked out a couple incubator series and after a few pages they switched to paid reading.
For artists/ authors concerned about contracts and particularly the 50/50 copyright share. This is a very good read by a lawyer who talks about this. http://www.ivanhoffman.com/own.html
I read around a lot because so many on twitter were sounding alarms about it. However since these people aren't lawyers, I wanted that perspective. What I found is that it boils down to what was confirmed by some here on Tapas. It's not really as simple as saying signing rights over is inherently bad. Every creative work is unique, which means no two contracts will ever be the same. If you find yourself in a position to sign something and you don't understand the terms, seek out a lawyer to guide you. Contracts shouldn't be treated as an evil bogeyman where everyone is out to get you and sap your worth. Business relationships are relationships. It's give and take. Both parties have something each other want, but what both parties come out with individually is far greater than what they would've gotten if they had tried to work alone.
Business is not bad. Bad business is bad. Don't stifle your growth through fear. Do your own due diligence, don't just take my word for it. Ask around, research on the web. Look at the conversations people are having and listen to all points being raised and/ or refuted.