In the context of commissioning a piece of artistic work, what does the phrase "50% premium" mean?

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Would a 50% premium be OK to include a transfer of IP rights for said art piece?

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    My guess would be that they are offering half the purchase price for the right to the Intellectual Property. So if the painting asking price was $200. They would be offering $300 to buy the painting plus the rights to the IP.
    – Jim
    Commented Aug 9, 2012 at 5:01
  • @Jim, that's what I was thinking but I wasn't exactly sure. But seeing as I'm not alone in my thoughts I'll either delete this or if you post it as an answer, accept it.
    – ardent
    Commented Aug 9, 2012 at 6:12
  • Jim's comment plus a citation would make a good answer.
    – MetaEd
    Commented Aug 9, 2012 at 6:30
  • @ardentsonata Why would you delete it? The whole point of Stack Exchange is to accumulate questions and answers that will be useful to lots more people in the future. Deleting your question just because you've already received a satisfactory answer seems selfish to me.
    – user16269
    Commented Aug 9, 2012 at 8:05
  • You have found a satisfactory and reasonably authentic answer, you can post it yourself as well.
    – Kris
    Commented Aug 9, 2012 at 10:58

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It means that the price is increased by half the original asking price. If the asking price without IP rights is $100, the price with the rights is:

$100 + ($100 * 50%) = $150.

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