I have a dilemma: my company has done a number of projects for both advertising firms representing real estate developers and architects. One of my clients in particular, an ad firm, started positioning itself as a leader in VR Tours locally. Basically, my relationship with them has been that they do the websites and ad campaigns, and I do all 3D animations. In return for giving me the work, I have always given them a 15% commission.
Recently, they came out with a new website for their firm and put VR Tours in both the Service and Portfolio sections of the site. As you may have guessed, they put all the animation work we did for them in those sections without giving us credit.
Since our contracts say that we own the copyrights and portfolio rights, this was clearly a violation of the contract. After telling them that, they proposed adding tag-lines that say the work was developed by both companies. Again, I don't like that solution. I'm willing to allow them to show the work, but all they have to do is give my company credit for creating the animations. They won't budge, so now I'm getting the lawyers involved. At $200 an hour, this could get expensive.
Thoughts? What would the rest of your 3D visualizers do? Thanks in advance for your ideas.