WORK FOR HIRE AGREEMENT
THIS AGREEMENT MADE the ____ day of _______________20__, by and
between __________________________ (hereinafter referred to as "Contractor") and
___________________________ (hereinafter referred to as "Company") for the
creation of a "work for hire" as defined under §101 of the 1976 Copyright Act of the
Description of the authorized work for hire:
Contractor further acknowledges that Company is considered the author of the
work and Company is the exclusive owner of copyright in each work made for hire, and
of all rights comprised in copyright, and that Company shall have the right to exercise all
rights of copyright ownership with respect thereto, including but not limited to all
exclusive rights specified in 17 U.S.C. § 106.
It is further understood that all materials, data, property and other items used in
the creation of this commissioned work remain the property of Company, and that
Company retains all rights in these materials, and that Contractor may use these materials
only for the creation of the commissioned work for hire. Any unauthorized copying or
other use of these materials or the commissioned work by anyone other than Contractor
for this specific commission will be considered an infringement of Company's copyright.
In the event that the commissioned work is not considered a "work for hire", then it shall
be deemed that Contractor has assigned to Company any and all existing copyrights
therein throughout the United States and the world, and any and all rights of every kind,
nature or description attaching to or which may attach to said work and/or embraced by
or included in the copyright and any renewal and/or extension thereof, and any actions
that may accrue from the date of creation thereof; in the United States and the world.
Thus done and signed this _______ day of _______________, 200__.
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