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How to deliver licensed software to client

If YOU own the code, then YOU are the only one who gets to keep the source code. Clients get installation files, compiled or otherwise. And a written licensing agreement that asserts your rights ...
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How to deliver licensed software to client

First of all, it depends on the license of software. A 'Perpetual License for Use' is non-descriptive. You must define 'use' (i.e. use to sell, use to re-distribute, use to modify are all possible ...
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How to deliver licensed software to client

You generate executables. NEVER give up your source code (and likewise, rights to your repository) unless that's what the client is paying for.
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Is it okay to use screenshots of other websites on my websites "sales" page?

TL;DR: I don't think that this would be OK. The best course of action would be to make your own designs (even if they're for example sites) and use those for your "samples". Your clients ...
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Client wants me to take a portfolio project off my website

As a freelancer myself, I always ask upfront if the client lets me show their project on my portfolio. Most of them would say "okay" but some of them would say "no." If they say "no," I would honor ...
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How to deliver licensed software to client

It depends on the license. You may provide only binaries. I usually license under the GPL and deliver a source tarball. This is a very large field and it depends on the specifics of the license and ...
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Is it okay to use screenshots of other websites on my websites "sales" page?

No it is not OK If you need to show samples of things you can do, but have not yet procured any clients, you should design your own static wireframe mockups (or live sample sites) to show people what ...
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Code ownership in web dev subcontracting

You may sue under violation of Federal Labor law, or even standard contract theory. You need not concern yourself with ownership of the code, if all you are seeking is for payment of your already ...
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Client wants me to take a portfolio project off my website

I would remove the piece entirely. It is not about who owns the IP.. it's about keeping a client happy. Yes technically without some sort of confidentiality agreement in place, you can use the ...
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How to protect video course materials provided to students

One methodology you could use is a page with an expiring link. You would embed the video into a webpage that once viewed will expire. You would need some coding knowledge to do so but the security ...
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How to combine the general advantages of "work for hire" and retain my right for reuse the code?

In general you retain the intellectual property for anything you code as a freelancer; this is in stark contrast to an employee who generally does not. Sometime clients insist on some or other kind of ...
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How to combine the general advantages of "work for hire" and retain my right for reuse the code?

One possibility is to include a clause that you may use external library code in order to complete the project. Then build your library in between clients, and use it during your projects. I am based ...
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How do I respond to someone wanting to "purchase" my reputation?

I don't use upwork... but I'd respond to this the same way as if someone were to ask me to give them my social security number..... "No thanks. I'm not interested." And move on. I would have never ...
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How do I respond to someone wanting to "purchase" my reputation?

I am not surprised :). This person has probably be banned and cannot attach his credit card or pass verification process. I am surprised you had nerves to talk to much to him. I also saw guys ...
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Code ownership in web dev subcontracting

For U.S only. Federal IP law states that the creator of the IP owns the IP unless otherwise stated in the contract. I'm going to assume that your contract was silent on this and did not contain a "...
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Valuing My Freelance Business

I expect that your business has no value (apart from cash in the bank), as without you, it cannot generate income. Your repeat customers come back to you, not to your business. So I think you are ...
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