In case disputes do arise between the client and yourself, the contract should provide provisions about how these disputes should be settled. It is common practice to outline where an arbitration and under what laws the proceedings should be held. You would likely need to become familiar with the copyright laws of the state and country where you reside and those of the client’s headquarters. Copyright laws vary greatly from country to country and working with international clients it would be in your best interest to research these laws and perhaps even seek the advice of legal counsel prior to signing the agreement. For work within the United States of America, New York, New York is often considered to have the most protections in place for copyright holders and creators.