Oppss.. there is some grey area actually...
Originally Posted by daredevil123
Ownership and rights
"Commissioning: If a portrait/photograph/engraving is commissioned by another party, the commissioner owns the copyright in the work. If the portrait/photograph/engraving is required for a particular purpose, this purpose must be communicated to the commissioned party. While the commissioner is the copyright owner, the commissioned party has the right to stop others from doing any act comprised in the copyright, unless such act is done for the particular purpose for which the portrait/photograph/engraving is created.
For other types of commissioned works, ownership belongs to the commissioned party, unless the commissioner and commissioned party otherwise agree. "
There is no talk of money actually. So if you take on a job as "the official photographer", even for free, the commissioner of the job is the copyright owner. Even in FOC jobs, it is wise to ask for a b&W that gives the ownership rights back to the photographer, while giving the commissioner rights of use of the images.