A copyright is a form of intellectual property protection for original works of authorship that is fixed in a tangible medium. Copyright is established once the work is fixed in a tangible medium. WHOEVER CREATES IT, OWNS IT!
Exclusive rights granted by copyright are the rights to:
Reproduce the work in copies
Prepare derivative works based upon the work
Distribute copies of the work to the public
Perform the work publicly
Display the work publicly
The most common content NOT owned by entrepreneurs, creatives, and visionaries are: logos, photos, and videos.
Many entrepreneurs, creatives, and visionaries outsource their creative works of art to graphic designers, website builders, and other artists. Many are under the false assumption that once they have paid money for the design/art, that they own the copyrights. This is not true. Purchasing works of art, without a copyright assignment agreement, is essentially purchasing a license. This license can be revoked at any time by the original creator. Who would want to have their website held hostage, pictures and videos used without their consent?
A copyright assignment agreement is a written agreement signed by the creator of the copyrighted work, with the clear intention to transfer ownership and the exclusive rights from the creator, to YOU. A copyright assignment agreement helps ease the stress of entrepreneurship. No extra worrying or looking over your shoulder about brand protection. To learn more about a copyright assignment agreement. Click the button below to watch a free virtual copyright assignment consultation.