Copyright licence agreement, any purpose
This is a simple copyright licence agreement whereby the owner of the copyright work grants a licence for a specified sum of money, for some other person to exploit his work. You can use this agreement for any sort of created work, for a specific time period or in perpetuity.
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About this copyright licence agreement
This is a simple licence agreement whereby a creator of original written work or artwork licenses his work to some other person for some specific reason. The work may be a photo image, a carton, a picture, an article or anything else. In the document we have assumed you have agreed to write a series of articles for a newspaper. However, you could as easily have agreed to allow your art to be used on posters and programmes to promote a special event. Maybe a singer wants to use your song. Maybe you want to licence your article to a website owner.
This document is written in New Zealand law but is suitable for use when your counter party is in some other jurisdiction and whatever countries you allow him to cover.
Alternatives to this agreement
If you expect to receive a royalty for commercial exploitation of your copyright work, use Licence to use name and trademark for merchandising in a different field: media or any industry: up front fee or royalty. That is a full version which you can edit easily to refer to your work. That document also covers many more options.
Net Lawman offers around 30 licence agreements and assignments relating to intellectual property.
You can find the full selection at:
- Basic contracts for creative work
- High level IP licence and sale agreements
- Merchandising agreements
- Assignment, sale and transfer
- IP licences by creator or owner
- Software and other development contracts
Contents of this copyright licence agreement
Here is a list of the major subjects covered in this agreement:
- Definitions and interpretation
- The licence terms and payment
- Protection of the copyright work
- Third party infringement
- Other matters relating to enforcement and other legal issues
This document was written by a solicitor for Net Lawman. It complies with current New Zealand law.
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