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Copyright Assignment Agreement for a Literary Work
作者:管理员    发布于:2014-07-08 17:30:06    文字:【】【】【

Copyright Assignment Agreement for a Literary Work, is executed between an Assignor (Literary work author) and Assignee (Sponsor or agent/buyer/publisher), whereas Assignor transfers or sells outright, the title, interest and copyright of his copyrighted Literary Work as Literary Work-made-on hire or otherwise to the assignee for certain amount of money and without any royalty sharing arrangement. Such Agreements are basically in short form.

Among other provisions through which all or partial rights are transferred to the producer, the agreement also have clauses of representations and warranties with the date of the agreement and signature of both parties, making it legally binding document.

The assignee after getting the copyrighted ownership of the Literary Work becomes the sole owner of the Literary Work and holds the similar rights that were held by the original Literary work author /or copyright holder before the copyright of the Literary Work was transferred. The agreement also protects the assignee from future copyright infringement claims from the original Literary Work owner. The assignees enjoy all rights, protections and responsibilities of a copyright holder.


The reason for Literary Work owner selling his work to the assignee for financial consideration may be due to financial constraint/work-made on Hire.

The following Copyright Assignment Agreement for a Literary Work template shows the transfers or outright sale of the title, interest and copyright of copyrighted Literary Work to the assignee by the Author, for certain amount of money without any royalty sharing provisions:

Copyright Assignment Agreement

For a Literary Work

(In the agreement, Literary Work owner is mentioned as Author)

Author:_________________________

Address: ___________________________

___________________________

1. This is an assignment from the Author to the__________________, and to _______successors and assigns, of the entire right, title and interest in and to:

1. the copyright to Author’s contribution (hereafter referred to as the __________-__" and which is more specifically defined below) to the Literary Work provisionally titled "____________________" (hereafter, "the Literary Work");

2. any registrations and copyright applications, along with any renewals and extensions thereof, relating to the Contribution or the Literary Work;

3. all Literary Works based upon, derived from, or incorporating the Contribution;

4. all income, royalties, damages, claims and payments now or hereafter due or payable with respect to the Contribution or the Literary Work;

5. all causes of action, either in law or in equity, for past, present, or future infringement of copyright related to the Literary Work, and

6. all rights corresponding to any of the foregoing, throughout the world.

2. The Author’s Contribution consists of co-authorship of the Literary Work. The other co-Authors are _________________, _____________________ & ___________________.

3. This Assignment includes the assignment of all rights, including copyright, to any modifications or other alterations to the Literary Work or the Contribution that the Author makes under this Agreement or any other agreement between the Author and _____________.

4. The Author’s signature on this Agreement is the Author’s representation and warranties that:

a. the Author is the sole author and sole proprietor of all rights in and to the Contribution;

b.the Contribution is original and contains no material from other copyrighted or unpublished Literary Works unless it is used with the written consent of the copyright owner and of the owner of any other right(s) to or in such other Literary Works;

c.the Contribution does not violate or infringe any personal or property rights of others, whether common law or statutory

d. the Contribution contains nothing libelous or contrary to law; and

e. the Author has full power and authority to enter this Agreement.

5. In consideration for the Author’s assignment of rights in this Agreement, ____will provide appropriate attribution (the form of which is in _____’s sole discretion) for the Author’s creation of the Contribution if and when the Literary Work is distributed or sold.

6. In addition, to the extent any applicable law or treaty prohibits the transfer or assignment of any moral rights or rights of restraint the Author has in the Literary Work or the Contribution, the Author waives those rights as to __________, its successors, licensees or assigns.

READ THIS ENTIRE DOCUMENT CAREFULLY; IT IS A RELEASE AND ASSIGNMENT OF YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS.

ACCEPTED AND AGREED TO:

AUTHOR

Signature______________________________

Printed Name______________________________

Date______________________________

WITNESS

Signature______________________________

Printed Name______________________________

Date______________________________

 

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