Gino said:I didn't say anything remotely like that. You're creating a new story or storyline to fit your thinking.
No matter what industry, business or trade you are in, you need to give a quote and in that quote you must tell the end-user what they will and/or will not receive. If you don't upfront tell them how much a design costs, that is on you for holding back pertinent information. Just because you created does not mean later when you decide to drop the client, you can keep their artwork.
And you talk about me making up things? You're assuming our shop is not up front about what is agreed to or not in a price quote. In this discussion I'm looking at it from the perspective of the original poster. If it was me I probably wouldn't be in that situation in the first place.
First of all, we rarely do any vector re-creations of customer provided "logos" for free. We charge up front for that, even if we don't get the sign job. We'll give the customer a copy of that vector-based logo, even in multiple file formats. What we won't do is give a customer copies of our actual full sized production files. Those are our property. A client has about as much right to our shop drawings as he does the serial numbers and logins for the software we use.
Gino said:You can't sell a car to someone and later go back and say. Alright, you've owned the car for 3 months, now. You still owe me for the tires, battery and gasoline and oil that was in it.
If you buy a car from a dealership that doesn't mean you own the patents and other copyrighted material inside of it. The auto manufacturers still owns all of that.