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A non-exclusive copyright license agreement allows the licensee to use (but not own) the owner’s creative works. Licensing can help a company obtain rights needed to sell or manufacture its own products effectively and easily, while lending the licensee an established image. The marketing efforts made by the licensee will in turn benefit the licensor’s art and reputation. Use the enclosed document to license copyrighted artwork for use by another party. The copyright holder will know that its rights are protected, and the licensee will be well on its way to getting rights to the artwork it needs to complete its work.
COPYRIGHT LICENSE AGREEMENT (ARTWORK) This Copyright License Agreement (the “Agreement”) is entered into as of _________ __, 20____ (the “Effective Date”) by and between ______________, a __________ [individual/corporation/partnership/etc.] (the “Licensor”), and _______________________, a __________ [individual/corporation/partnership/etc.] (the “Licensee,” and together with Licensor, each a “Party” and collectively the “Parties”). RECITALS WHEREAS, the Licensor (i) has registered or (ii) has applied for the registration of that copyrightable work of authorship more particularly described as follows: ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ (the “Artwork”) [,a copy of which is attached as Exhibit A hereto and made a part hereof by reference]; and WHEREAS, the Licensor owns all rights in and to the Artwork and retains all rights to the Artwork that are not transferred herein, and retains all common law copyrights and all federal copyrights that have been, or that may be granted by the Library of Congress; and WHEREAS, the Licensor has the [exclusive] right to license others to produce, copy, make, or sell the Artwork; WHEREAS, the Licensee wants to obtain, and the Licensor has agreed to grant, a license authorizing the use of the Artwork [in the preparation of one or more Collective Works and/or Derivative Works (as defined below)] by the Licensee subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement; and WHEREAS, each Party is duly authorized and capable of entering into this Agreement. NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the above recitals and the mutual promises and benefits contained herein, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the Partie
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