Copyright Assignment Agreement

An assignment of contract occurs when one party to an existing contracttransfers the contract's obligations and benefits to another party. Ideally, the assignor (Owner) wants the assignee to be at his place and undertake all of his contractual obligations and rights. Copyright (or author’s right) is a legal term used to describe the rights that creators have over their literary and artistic works. Works covered by copyright range from books, music, paintings, sculpture, and films, to computer programs, databases, advertisements, maps, and technical drawings. In an assignment of copyright rights, the owner sells his or her ownership rights to another party and has no control over how the third party uses those rights.

The owner of the copyright of a work has the right to assign his copyright to any other person. The effect of assignment is that the assignee becomes entitled to all the rights related to the copyright to the assigned work.  The first owner of copyright to a work is generally the original creator or author of the work. There are, however, some exceptions to this rule. In some countries, for example, the economic rights to a copyright work initially rest with the person/organization employing the creator. In other countries the economic rights are deemed to be automatically assigned or transferred to the employer. To use a copyright of someone else, you’ll need authorization (this may take the form of licensing or an assignment of rights) before using a protected work.

Documents Required


Passport Photo

Passport photo of all parties.


PAN Card

PAN card of all parties.


Aadhar Card

Aadhar card of all parties.


Utility Bill

Utility bill of Electricity or Telephone.


Address Proof

Valid Address Proof of all the parties.


Licence

Valid Driving Licence of all the parties.


Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions between the parties.


Other Documents

Other documents will be intimated through e-mail.

FAQ

The owner of the copyright of a work has the right to assign his copyright to any other person.

The term “work” is used in the copyright context to refer to a wide range of intellectual creations, from novels to architecture, computer programs, and more.

The effect of assignment is that the assignee becomes entitled to all the rights related to the copyright to the assigned work.

Assignment of copyright in any work shall not be valid unless it is in writing and signed by the assignor or by his authorized agent. Oral assignment of copyright is neither permissible nor valid.

Yes, computer programs and other types of software are considered as literary works for copyright purposes.

Yes, a copyright work can be assigned either wholly or partially and with or without limitation on whole or any part of the copyright.

No, assignment of the copyright in any work shall be considered valid, unless it is in writing and signed by the assignor/ his duly authorised agent.