Intellectual property that may relate to protecting your next song, book, or screenplay:
Each original work of authorship fixed in tangible or electronic form, including text, graphics, and images, may be the basis of one or more copyright claims. As a reminder, you should always include a notice on all web pages in the footer and all documents available on the website posted in paper or electronic format, such as © 200_ Full Name/Company Name. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Please note that if multiple authors or designers are contributing to the work and a single person or entity wishes to own the collective work, then the authors or designers must transfer their rights to the single person or entity through an assignment/work done agreement. custom made. ; otherwise, each contributor is owed a taxable portion of the profits made from the use, license, or sale of the work.
Proprietary rights should be clearly defined in a work-for-hire/release agreement or set forth as clauses in authorship service agreements that require an agreement on the intellectual property of all parties involved in the creation of the work.
Please do not take any shortcuts or casually skip these steps. Too often a business idea or product really takes off in the marketplace and there are no contracts in place about which parties are responsible for having control rights to the product. In turn, money comes in and the courts end up deciding who should receive it. Don’t let this happen to you!