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                             This is an agreement where the owner of a copyright (the �               )
                                                                                           Assignor� fully transfers their
                             interest in the copyrighted material to a third party (the �          ).
                                                                                         Assignee� Such a transfer must
                             be in writing and this agreement, as drafted, makes the transfer irrevocable. It contains
                             both standard clauses as well as opportunities for customization to ensure that the
                             understandings of the parties are properly set forth. Execution of this document will
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                             completely extinguish the Assignor� interest in the copyrighted material by transferring it
                             to the Assignee. This document should be used by small businesses or other individuals
                             located in Ohio who want to transfer or obtain a copyright.
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                       COPYRIGHT ASSIGNMENT AGREEMENT

COPYRIGHT ASSIGNMENT AGREEMENT made on this _____ [Month] ___ [Date],
20__, by and between ________________________ [Instruction: Insert the name of the
Copyright owner] hereinafter referred to as the “Assignor” and _______________________
[Instruction: Insert the name of company/individual/publisher that desires to obtain the
copyrights] hereinafter referred to as the “Assignee”.

RECITALS:

WHEREAS, the Assignor is the author or creator of certain works which are described in
Exhibit “A” attached hereto (the “Works”); and

WHEREAS, the Assignee is engaged in _____________________________________.
[Instruction: Describe activities that are relevant to the desire to assign Assignor's
copyrighted material]

WHEREAS, the Assignee wishes to acquire the right, title, and interest in and to all of the
Works described in Exhibit “A” hereto.

NOW, THEREFORE, for and in consideration of the premises and the mutual covenants and
agreements hereinafter set forth and other good and valuable consideration, as set forth herein,
the Assignor and the Assignee agree as follows:

1. Assignment

   The Assignor does hereby irrevocably assign to the Assignee all of its/his/her rights, title, and
   interest to and in the copyright and all other intellectual property rights, including but not
   limited to, all rights of the Assignor to prepare derivative works, all goodwill and moral
   rights associated with the Works.

2. Ownership of Works and Warranty

   The Assignee acknowledges that the Assignor is the exclusive owner of all right, title,
   interest and all intellectual property rights to and in the Works. The Assignor has the right,
   power, and authority to enter into this Agreement with the Assignee;

3. Sublicenses

   The Assignee shall not grant sub-assignment without the prior written approval of Assignor.
   [Optional]

4. Payment or Consideration

   The Assignee shall pay the Assignor a flat fee of __________ ($__) [Instruction: Insert the
   amount, e.g., forty thousand dollars ($40,000)] as full payment for all rights granted in the
   Works. Payment shall be made upon execution of this Agreement.
5. Terms and Termination

     This Agreement may be terminated by the written agreement of both parties. In the event that
     either party shall be in default of its material obligations under this Agreement and shall fail
     to remedy such default within ______ (__) [◊sixty (60)] days after receipt of wr
				
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Description: This is an agreement where the owner of a copyright (the �Assignor�) fully transfers their interest in the copyrighted material to a third party (the �Assignee�). Such a transfer must be in writing and this agreement, as drafted, makes the transfer irrevocable. It contains both standard clauses as well as opportunities for customization to ensure that the understandings of the parties are properly set forth. Execution of this document will completely extinguish the Assignor�s interest in the copyrighted material by transferring it to the Assignee. This document should be used by small businesses or other individuals located in Ohio who want to transfer or obtain a copyright.
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