To be honest, I wasn't sure which forum to put this in. So by all means move it if it doesn't fit here. But I need help. I have recently been approached by the owner of a website. He stumbled onto one of my hobby-oriented blogs, and has offered me a position as a columnist on his website. (Non-Paying for now.) We talked of length and deadlines. All the usual things. Then we came to copyright of my articles. He said he would require exclusive copyright to all of the columns I wrote. Is this standard? It means I cannot co-publish it on my blog, or do anything with my own writing without permission. I know that when working as a writer for a company, one's work often is de-facto company property. But that is not exactly what my situation would be. I would be, in a sense, independently contracted to write a column on this website, which shares an interest in one of my own hobbies. Basically doing for them what I do for my own site. I have never been in this exact position before. The writing I usually get paid for doesn't involve this issue. I ghost write part time, so of course, the other person pays for the right to claim it as their own. The few other times I have been published in local poetry magazines, I have retained copyright of my work. So it's all new to me. Accepting this offer could mean a lot more exposure for my writing skill, and could lead to other things in the future. But it's all new, and I am in need of advice on this copyright thing. Thanks in advance.