When transferring existing the copyright ownership, or when a person wishes to have valid copyright transferred (with the owner's permission), this document may be used.
When a person who owns a work of any kind and owns the copyright (e.g., novel, song, script) wants to transfer copyright ownership to another person, he can use this Copyright Assignment. Documents of this nature are commonly used when copyright is already registered with the United States Copyright Office, and parties wish to enter into an additional written agreement. Often, Copyright Assignments are made to allow the recipient party to use that work for any purpose.
Copyright assignments make it easy to transfer copyrighted works. They contain information required to record the assignment in the United States Copyright Office if both parties desire. Registering with the US Copyright Office is not necessary, although it is a great way to ensure that everything goes smoothly during copyright transfer.
You fill out a form. The document is created before your eyes as you respond to the questions.
At the end, you receive it in Word and PDF formats. You can modify it and reuse it.
When transferring existing copyright ownership, or when a person wishes to have valid copyright transferred (with the owner's permission), this document may be used. Both parties must be aware that the copyright will be transferred in its entirety with this agreement.
The document will include details of the work being transferred and will also ensure that all necessary information for recordation with the U.S. Copyright Office is entered. Any party may complete this document, but this form requires both parties to sign and notarize.
In the US, a federal statute called the Copyright Act of 1976 covers Copyrights Assigignments as it is related to the copyright law.