Met a very bad paymaster, who wants things immediately. For the previous stages of work completed, it took a lot of effort to get them too pay. Currently, I'm at my last stage where i am supposed to provide them with my working files to check through before they are willing to pay. I have a strong suspicion that they would either drag the payment or refuse to pay after giving them the files.Is there a way where i can protect myself by setting a validity period for the files i give to them? Or any other way to protect myself? (giving them PDF files is not an option, as they are expecting working files with links.)
Thanks very much.
I don't think you can do that.
I guess you could send them an email or letter with the InDesigh files pointing out that they remain your copyright until payment is made in full. That presumably would offer you some protection if you were to take, or threaten to take them, to court.