Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States (title 17, U. S. Code) to the authors of “original works of authorship,” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. This protection is available to both published and unpublished works. Section 106 of the 1976 Copyright Act generally gives the owner of copyright the exclusive right to do and to authorize others to do the following: • To reproduce the work in copies or phonorecords; • To prepare derivative works based upon the work; • To distribute copies or phonorecords of the work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending; • To perform the work publicly, in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and motion pictures and other audiovisual works; • To display the work publicly, in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and pictorial, graphic, or sculptural works, including the individual images of a motion picture or other audiovisual work; and • In the case of sound recordings, to perform the work publicly by means of a digital audio transmission.
Assignment of Copyright to Multiple Works Assignment made this the (date), by (Name of Seller), a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the state of (name of state), with its principal office located at (street address, city, state, zip code), referred to herein as Seller, in favor of (Name of Purchaser), a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the state of (name of state), with its principal office located at (street address, city, state, zip code), referred to herein as the Purchaser. Whereas, this Assignment is being made pursuant to the Asset Purchase Agreement dated (date) between the Seller and the Purchaser, hereinafter being referred to as the Agreement; and Whereas, Seller has produced or had produced for its use and owns the right, title, and interest in the works set forth in the attached Schedule A, which is incorporated by reference; and Whereas, Purchaser would like to acquire the entire right, title, and interest in, to, and under the works set forth in the attached Schedule A, and any copyrights related to it, including any registrations and applications, hereinafter collectively called the Works; Now, therefore, for good and valuable consideration paid by the Purchaser to the Seller pursuant to the Agreement at or before the execution and delivery of it, the receipt and sufficiency of which is acknowledged, the Seller does sell, assign, transfer, convey, and deliver to the Purchaser, its entire right, title, and interest in, to, and under the Works, all of the foregoing to be held and enjoyed by the Purchaser for its own use, together with all claims for damages by reason of past, present, and future infringement of the rights assigned under this Assignment, with the right to sue for and collect the same for its own use and benefit, as fully and entirely as the same would have been held and enjoyed by the Seller if this transfer to the Purchaser had not been made. Seller agrees to execute and deliver to the Purchaser for filing, substantially in the form attached as Exhibit A, along with such other documents, with the United States Patent Trademark Office and as are necessary to effectuate the transfer of title contemplated by this Assignment. Seller appoints and constitutes the Purchaser as attorney-in-fact for the Seller with respect to the transfer of title of any of the Works. The Purchaser's authority under this agreement shall include, but not be limited to, the authority to execute and receive any certificate of ownership or other document to transfer title to any Works, and to take any other actions necessary or incident to the powers granted to the Purchaser in this Assignment. This instrument shall be binding on the Seller effective immediately on its delivery to the Purchaser. This Agreement shall be g
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