I'm reading over a Request for Proposal that was sent out by the municipal government (small town of ~4,000). They are looking for professional-quality photographs, to place in a digital archive, which they would use promotionally for the town. They're willing to pay up to $2,000 for a body of work that includes photos of local events and activities throughout the year. The only thing that concerns me is the line about the RFP is this line: "Rights for photos will belong to the [town]". Now, this is somewhat ambiguous and I suspect that there may be some naivety in the person who wrote this as to just what, exactly, this means. Whether it means that the town wants to own the full copyright (meaning I can't use them for my portfolio, I can't sell them, etc.) or whether the town just needs a set of rights to use the photos for promotional purposes is something that I have yet to determine. The town does have a lawyer and maybe he had a hand in writing the RFP, so let's say, for now, that the town wants to actually own the copyrights. If this is the case, I'm leaning towards "no" ... what do you think?