Q: What to add in an art contract to sell for profit later?
The artist gave me a drawing and says i will have total rights to do whatever i want with it. I want to sell the same drawing to multiple people and publicize it. What things should i include in the contract that basically says, the artist's drawing is no longer theirs and I can sell and do WHATEVER i want with it?? Thanks for all your help :)
A: There are a number of clauses I would recommend. I would need to see your current contract, and then make recommendations.
A: A copyright assignment agreement is an important document that makes terms between the assignor and assignee about transferring ownership of a copyright. The essential elements contained in a copyright assignment agreement include terms regarding the duration of the license and geographical region within which the rights are being transferred. Additionally, it should be explicitly stated that the assignor is releasing all intellectual property (IP) rights associated with the copyrighted material to the assignee. A thoroughly written and comprehensive copyright assignment agreement must include all terms ensuring they are adequately and accurately defined. This is general legal information only and not legal advice. Best of luck, Attorney Steve®
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