derekofminnesota wrote:Out of curiosity, what do C and D contracts mean? Is it a level of exclusivity to Shirt Woot?
Yes. Under a C-contract, woot holds the rights to a design for a year, then the rights revert back to the artist; the artist receives no lump-sum commission, but is paid $2/item sold. These designs can't be offered through "All Designs," so the artist essentially gets the commission from the Woot Plus sale and then the ability to take the design elsewhere after a year.
The new D-contracts grant woot the permanent rights to the design; the artist receives no lump-sum commission, but is paid $2/item. These items will go into "All Designs," so the artists will have the ability to continue receiving commissions long-term. As tgentry mentioned, they're slowly going to move some of the old C-contracts to D-contracts so the designs can be sold through "All Designs."
(For completeness: all Derby prints and most Daily prints are under A-contracts: permanent rights to woot, lump sum commission of $1000 for all first day sales then $2/item sold after the first day. Some Daily prints, especially from the first year of shirt.woot, are under B-contracts: one year rights to woot, lump sum commission of $500 for all first day sales then $1/item sold after the first day.)
tgentry, thanks for the information!