copyright assignment form is used to transfer complete ownership rights of creative
material from one party to the other, after the material has been created and has
an established owner.
In practical business terms, there are many reasons why you would want to relinquish
ownership of your copyright (or gain someone else’s). Maybe you’re leaving your
band and making a clean break by giving them full rights to the songs you co-wrote.
Maybe you’re selling a story or article to an organization asking to own the material.
Maybe you’ve selected a logo from a graphic designer’s portfolio and decide to purchase
the copyright to your own company logo.
Whatever your reason, a copyright assignment form transfers full ownership over
copyrighted material. This completely severs the original author’s ties to his or
her work, which in many cases can be the cleanest, simplest way to allow someone
else to use your intellectual property.
Copyright Assignment Form
Fully customizable Word document for immediate download
[Note: A copyright assignment form is permanent. Before you use this form, be absolutely
certain that you will not regret giving up control of your materials.]
Work For Hire Agreement is used when a project is first commissioned;
it establishes that the hiring party will own the resulting material.
Copyright License Agreement allows you to retain ownership of the material
while allowing another party to use it in a specific way.