Answers to another question of mine brought up this question I have:
What security precautions do you take when working with other clients?
You get hired to do sound design for a commercial with another company than your own (most freelance designers for example).
Would you still use your best sound effects you've got? Custom ones that you have made and recorded on your own at great expense? Like a "Mount Everest Ambience" or a "Lion Chasing Me, I risked my life for this lion roar but it sounds awesome because the mic was inside his mouth" effect?
Once you turn over your effects to whatever mix room to be mixed, does that mean they can take your effects and use them on another project without your consent? It would be pretty easy to do and I'd be afraid of my hard-won sound effects being used on different projects than my own by other designers - especially since I put a lot of work into recording those effects.
How does this work? Would you just use random stock effects you wouldn't mind losing?
And when you bring your harddrives/dongles to work on a stage, what security measures do you take to ensure your effects libraries and dongles will not get stolen?
I've never worked with another company or on another stage with my own personal gear like dongles and hard drives with my personal libraries, but I'm sure it's come up with some of you pros -
What do you do?