Take ownership of the work that you outsource

You do not own the works (copyright) that you outsource by default. In order to transfer ownership, you require a written Copyright Assignment Agreement

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What happens when you outsource work?

Outsourcing works such as blog writing, logo creation or website design results in the person to whom you outsourced the works to owning such works.

How to transfer the ownership in those works back to you?

In order to transfer the ownership (copyright) in those works back to you, a written agreement is required by law. This written agreement is known as a Copyright Assignment Agreement.

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Copyright Assignments are essential and have a tendency to change as your projects evolve. You should not depend on the availability of a lawyer or be paying for each alteration of the agreement

"A copyright is a collection of rights that vest in someone who creates original work. Examples of original work include a literary work, blog articles, code, movies or software. A copyright allows you the right to reproduce the work, to distribute copies, to prepare derivative works and to perform and display the work publicly."

 

Copyright owners can transfer or assign their rights. Copyright assignment allows a third party, known as the assignee, to take ownership of the copyright from the owner, or assignor. In order for the assignment to be valid, by law, it needs to be reduced to writing in what is known as a Copyright Assignment Agreement. Important examples of when a Copyright Assignment Agreement is required would include:

 

  • A website being designed by someone other than yourself, and you would like to own the content of the website;
  • Your contract a blog writer to write blogs on your behalf, and you would like to own the content comprising the blogs;
  • A social media contractor is contracted to write and post social media posts for you, and you would like to own the content comprising the posts.

 

Clauses included:

  • The ability to define what the copyrighted work is;
  • Who the coyrighted work will be transferred to;
  • Waiver of moral rights, which prevents the assignor from objecting to the assignee from changing the works that the assignor created, even after the transfer has taken place.

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