Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for New York

Q: As co-author of an artwork ( painting) can I sell my part of copyright without approval from my co-author?

1 Lawyer Answer
Sindee Levin
Sindee Levin

A: It depends. Do you and your co author have an agreement between you? If so, the terms of the contract will govern. If there is no agreement are you selling the actual copyright or an interest in royalties. Without an agreement, you can sell your part of the copyright, or a royalty interest.

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