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Who owns they copyright for my website - the web designer or me, the owner?
My thinking is that once you have paid for the design, then that is yours to keep or change as you see fit.
If you have concerns, this is probably a question for a lawyer. However, it is my personal believe that I design a site FOR my client ON BEHALF of my client. My thinking is that once you have paid for the design, then that is yours to keep or change as you see fit. Ethically, however, I think it is only fair to give credit to the design firm somewhere on the site, and not to reuse or resell the development code. But I don't consider myself as having any rights to my clients overall design or site content.