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The Works for Hire Agreement is used when hiring a contractor to create materials you require complete ownership of. Use this agreement to ensure there is no question of the ownership details of materials created by a contractor. If you do not spell out ownership details in your contractor agreements you might not acquire actual copyright ownership of the materials as you would if an employee had created the works. Used when a more clear definition of the copyright arrangement between two parties engaging in work needs to be made. The agreement favors the company and allows the contractor to quitclaim all rights to any works paid for, or incorporated into the company's projects and materials. Special attention is paid to the definition and exclusion of a contractor's "Moral Rights" to any works and the ability to direct their approval and usage.
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Writing the Works for Hire Agreement document

WORKS FOR HIRE AGREEMENT THIS AGREEMENT is made this current day day of current month current year by and between company name Company and company name Contractor Declarations Pre existing Works shall mean any method practice source code object code graphics or other resource incorporated into any deliverable that contains Contractors Proprietary Rights. Contractors Proprietary Rights shall mean anything in which Contractor has rightful copyright trademark patent or other intellectual property interest.

Moral Rights shall mean the right to the integrity of the work specifically the right to preserve works for hire from alteration distortion or mutilation. Deliverables shall mean the software provided in object and or source format and subject to Contractors Proprietary Rights documentation or other materials required to be delivered by Contractor to Company or Companys Client as set forth in any Specification s. Source Code shall mean all of the readable forms of code documentation or any combination thereof that go together to make and build files or Deliverables. Services shall mean any programming training customization enhancement or other labor performed by the Contractor as required by the Specifications which may or may not have an associated Deliverable. Specifications shall mean the specifications for the Deliverables as reasonably communicated and agreed to by Contractor which include detailed specifications and instructions for all required Deliverables features and functionality and complete production schedule for each Deliverable. Recitals A. Contractor has experience and expertise in the development and formation of original written works Materials or Project B. Company desires to have Contractor develop Materials for Company.

C. Contractor desires to develop Companys Materials on the terms and conditions set forth in Exhibit attached hereto the Specifications Agreements In consideration of the mutual covenants set forth in this Agreement Company and Contractor hereby agree as follows. 1. Term of Agreement. The term of the agreement shall be for years years from the date signed. 2. Development of Materials. Contractor agrees to the documentation and development of the Materials according to the compensation terms listed on Exhibit attached hereto. All work performed by Contractor shall be considered Works for Hire and Contractor shall be compensated to grant all rights including Moral Rights to the Materials to Company.

3. Specifications. Contractor agrees to develop the Project pursuant to the Specifications set forth in Exhibit B. 4. Delivery Dates and Milestones. Contractor will use reasonable diligence in the development of the Materials and endeavor to deliver to Company all operational Materials and files no later than delivery date. Company acknowledges however that this delivery deadline and the other payment milestones listed in Exhibit are estimates and are not required delivery dates unless otherwise noted in the Specifications. Deliverables defined as Critical Deliverables shall be outlined in Exhibit and shall contain the delivery date and the terms of delivery of the Critical Deliverable. Contractor shall deliver at all times any and all material required to complete the Project. 5. Ownership Rights.

Company shall retain all ownership title and interest in all Materials including all Moral Rights delivered under this Agreement. All subject matter created as part of the Materials shall be considered works made for hire and Company shall own all copyrights. To the extent that any rights in the Materials vest initially with Contractor for any reason Contractor hereby irrevocably assigns and quitclaims any such rights to Company. Contractor acknowledges that the materials contributed and work performed are being commissioned for Insert Project or Materials Name and shall be used in connection with Insert brief usage description All work performed and or contributed by Contractor shall be considered Works for Hire as defined by the copyright laws of the United States of America. Company shall be the exclusive owner of such works and retain all rights and title in and to the results and proceeds of the Contractors work regardless of its level of completion or whether the work is used in part or as whole. Contractor shall not have any Moral Rights to the Materials or Pre existing Works incorporated into the Materials or Project or any right to direct or approve their usage in part or in whole. Contractor hereby grants to Company non exclusive royalty free nontransferable worldwide right and license to use reproduce modify and distribute any Pre existing Works incorporated into the Materials in connection with Companys use of the Materials. Rights and license shall include but is not limited to rights to modify any Pre existing Works to adapt or incorporate the Pre existing Works into the Materials and to modify the Pre existing Works to correct errors add features or functionality to the Materials and to make the Materials compatible with other hardware or software. 6. Project Development. 6 Contractor Warranties.

Contractor certifies and warrants that the following is true and valid. 6. No Conflict. By entering into this Agreement Contractor certifies that Contractor does not and will not violate conflict with or result in material default under any other contract agreement indenture decree judgment undertaking conveyance lien or encumbrance to which Contractor or any of Contractors affiliates is party or by which Contractor or any of Contractors property is or may become subject or bound. Contractor will not grant any rights under any future agreement and will not permit or suffer any lien obligation or encumbrances that will conflict with the full enjoyment by Company of Companys rights under this Agreement. 6. Right to Make Full Grant. Contractor has all required ownership rights and license to grant Company all necessary rights with respect to the Materials free and clear of any and all agreements liens and interests of any person or party including without limitation Contractors employees contractors agents artists or any such employees contractors agents and artists who have provided are providing or will provide services with respect to the development of the Materials.

6. Non infringement. Nothing contained in the Materials or required as any part or operation of the Materials or required to deliver the Materials under this Agreement does or will infringe upon or violate any intellectual property rights of any third party. Further nothing contained within the Materials or any part or operation of the Materials will cause the use reproduction resale or transfer of the rights to the Materials to infringe upon the intellectual property rights of any third party. 6. Pre existing Works and Third party Materials. Contractor has the right to assign and transfer rights to such Pre existing Works and third party materials as specified in this Agreement. 6 No Reliance on Third party Software or Technology.

Unless otherwise agreed to by Company Project files shall not require any additional software third party resources plug ins or other technologies not listed in the Specifications. Any additional software required to run the deliverables shall be construed as non conformance to the Specifications. 7. Specific Enhancements. Contractor and Company acknowledge that at some time during the Term of this Agreement either Contractor or Company may propose enhancements to the Project that fall outside of the scope of the Specifications. Upon such proposal Contractor shall confer in good faith with Company concerning the feasibility of developing such enhancements and the time frame for developing testing and incorporating such enhancements. Contractor and Company shall mutually agree in writing as to whether Contractor shall pursue the development of such enhancements and if so which party will fund such development. The Specifications will be amended to include such enhancements. 8. Compensation. For all of Contractors services under this Agreement Company shall compensate Contractor in cash pursuant to the terms of Exhibit attached hereto. In the event Company fails to make any of the payments referenced in Exhibit by the deadline set forth in Exhibit Contractor has the right but is not obligated to pursue any or all of the following remedies. terminate the Agreement; remove equipment owned by Contractor whether leased to Company by Contractor or not and remove any Contractor personnel or Staff from Company location ; bring legal action; or Contractor may suspend development of the Project and is responsible for any schedule changes required and additional financial impact. 9. Confidentiality. Company and Contractor acknowledge and agree that the Specifications and all other documents and information related to the development of the Materials the Confidential Information will constitute valuable trade secrets of Contractor. Company shall keep the Confidential Information in confidence and shall not at any time during or after the term of this Agreement without Contractors prior written consent disclose or otherwise make available to anyone either directly or indirectly all or any part of the Confidential Information.

10. Limited Warranty and Limitation on Damages. Contractor warrants that the Materials will conform to the Specifications. If the Materials do not conform to the Specifications Contractor shall be responsible for correcting the Materials without unreasonable delay at Contractors sole expense and without charge to Company to bring the Materials into conformance with the Specifications. This warranty shall be the exclusive warranty available to Company. Company waives any other warranty express or implied. Company acknowledges that Contractor does not warrant that the Materials will work on all platforms. Company acknowledges that Contractor will not be responsible for the results productivity or any other measurable metric not specified in Exhibit obtained by Company on the Materials. Company waives any claim for damages direct or indirect and agrees that its sole and exclusive remedy for damages either in contract or tort is the return of the consideration paid to Contractor as set forth in Exhibit attached hereto. Contractor will monitor the reliability and stability of the Materials for period of up to days days to ensure that they perform in accordance with the Specifications. If modifications are required at any time Contractor will confer in good faith with Company concerning the appropriateness of any modifications and mutually agree whether or not to make such modifications; provided however that such agreement will not be deemed to relieve Contractor from Contractors obligations to ensure that the Project continues to conform to the Specifications and compensation estimates as set forth in Exhibit A. 11. Independent Contractor. Contractor shall be retained as an independent contractor. Contractor will be fully responsible for payment of income taxes on all compensation earned under this Agreement. Company will not withhold or pay any income tax social security tax or any other payroll taxes on Contractors behalf. Contractor understands Contractor will not be entitled to any fringe benefits that Company generally provides for Companys employees or to any statutory employment benefits including without limitation workers compensation or unemployment insurance. 12. Equipment.

Company agrees to make available to Contractor for Contractors use in performing the services required by this Agreement such items of hardware and Materials as Company and Contractor may agree are reasonably necessary for such purpose. 13. General Provisions. 13 Entire Agreement. This Agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter hereof and supersedes any and all prior agreements or understandings written or oral between the parties related to the subject matter hereof. No modification of this Agreement shall be valid unless made in writing and signed by both parties hereto. 13 Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of state or province. Exclusive jurisdiction and venue shall be in the county County state or province Superior Court. 13 Binding Effect. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of Company and Contractor and their respective successors and assigns provided that Contractor may not assign any obligations under this Agreement without Companys prior written consent.

How do you write a General Project Work Order (With Deposit) document? (alternate or related contract document)

WORK ORDER company name address address city state or province zip or postal code Phone phone number DATE. current date Order WorkOrder Bill To. company name

city state or province zip or postal code Phone phone number For. Insert what you are doing for the customer here DESCRIPTION* HOURS RATE AMOUNT TOTAL DEPOSIT REQUIRED Agreements In consideration of the mutual covenants set forth in this Agreement Customer and Company hereby agree as follows. 1. Development of Project or Services. Customer agrees to engage Company to develop the Project as described above*. 2. Delivery of Project or Services. Company will use reasonable diligence in the development of the project and endeavor to deliver to Customer an operational project no later than delivery date. Customer acknowledges however that this delivery deadline is an estimate and not required delivery date. 3. Ownership Rights. Company shall hold all right title and interest in and to all copyrights patents trade secrets and other intellectual or industrial property rights in the project or any component or characteristic thereof which are proprietary to the Company. Customer shall not do anything that may infringe upon or in any way undermine Companys right title and interest in the project as described in this paragraph 3. Notwithstanding the above Customer shall retain all of its intellectual property rights in any components it owns and transmits to Company for use in the project. 4. Compensation. For all of Companys services under this Agreement Customer shall compensate the Company in cash the amount specified in the total above. In the event Customer fails to make any of the payments referenced by the deadline set forth as invoiced Company has the right but is not obligated to pursue any or all of the following remedies. terminate the Agreement remove the project from public access bring legal action. 5. Limited Warranty and Limitation on Damages. Developers warrant the project will conform to the Specifications. If the project does not conform to the Specifications the Company shall be responsible to correct the project without unreasonable delay at the Companys sole expense and without charge to Customer to bring the project into conformance with the Specifications. This warranty shall be the exclusive warranty available to the Customer. Customer waives any other warranty express or implied. Customer acknowledges that the Company does not warrant that the project will work on all platforms. Customer acknowledges that the Company is not responsible for the results obtained by the Customer. Should the Customer cancel quit or otherwise terminate the project for any reason Company reserves the full and exclusive right to apply any monies received from the Customer against the Customers outstanding invoice or bill. Customer waives any claim for damages direct or indirect and agrees that its sole and exclusive remedy for damages either in contract or tort is the return of the consideration paid to the Company. 6. Binding Effect. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of Customer and the Company and their respective successors and assigns provided that the Company may not assign any of its obligations under this Agreement without prior written consent of Customer. ACCEPTANCE OF AGREEMENT.

The above prices specifications and conditions are hereby accepted. The Company is authorized to execute the project as outlined in this Agreement. Payment will be made as proposed above. company name By signator authorized signature or signer. Job title of signator authorized signature or signer. Date when the contact was signed company name By signator authorized signature or signer. Job title of signator authorized signature or signer.

Date when the contact was signed Customer Initials Company Initials

How do you write a General Project Work Order (No Deposit) document? (alternate or related contract document)

WORK ORDER company name address address city state or province zip or postal code Phone phone number DATE. current date Order WorkOrder Bill To.

company name city state or province zip or postal code Phone phone number For. Insert what you are doing for the customer here DESCRIPTION* HOURS RATE AMOUNT TOTAL Agreements

In consideration of the mutual covenants set forth in this Agreement Customer and Company hereby agree as follows. 1. Development of Project or Services. Customer agrees to engage Company to develop the Project as described above*. 2. Delivery of Project or Services. Company will use reasonable diligence in the development of the project and endeavor to deliver to Customer an operational project no later than delivery date. Customer acknowledges however that this delivery deadline is an estimate and not required delivery date. 3. Ownership Rights. Company shall hold all right title and interest in and to all copyrights patents trade secrets and other intellectual or industrial property rights in the project or any component or characteristic thereof which are proprietary to the Company. Customer shall not do anything that may infringe upon or in any way undermine Companys right title and interest in the project as described in this paragraph 3. Notwithstanding the above Customer shall retain all of its intellectual property rights in any components it owns and transmits to Company for use in the project. 4. Compensation. For all of Companys services under this Agreement Customer shall compensate the Company in cash the amount specified in the total above. In the event Customer fails to make any of the payments referenced by the deadline set forth as invoiced Company has the right but is not obligated to pursue any or all of the following remedies. terminate the Agreement remove the project from public access bring legal action. 5. Limited Warranty and Limitation on Damages. Developers warrant the project will conform to the Specifications. If the project does not conform to the Specifications the Company shall be responsible to correct the project without unreasonable delay at the Companys sole expense and without charge to Customer to bring the project into conformance with the Specifications. This warranty shall be the exclusive warranty available to the Customer. Customer waives any other warranty express or implied. Customer acknowledges that the Company does not warrant that the project will work on all platforms. Customer acknowledges that the Company is not responsible for the results obtained by the Customer. Customer waives any claim for damages direct or indirect and agrees that its sole and exclusive remedy for damages either in contract or tort is the return of the consideration paid to the Company. 6. Binding Effect. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of Customer and the Company and their respective successors and assigns provided that the Company may not assign any of its obligations under this Agreement without prior written consent of Customer. ACCEPTANCE OF AGREEMENT. The above prices specifications and conditions are hereby accepted. The Company is authorized to execute the project as outlined in this Agreement. Payment will be made as proposed above. company name By signator authorized signature or signer. Job title of signator authorized signature or signer. Date when the contact was signed

company name By signator authorized signature or signer. Job title of signator authorized signature or signer. Date when the contact was signed Customer Initials Company Initials

How do you write a Breach of Contract Notification Form document? (alternate or related contract document)

GIVING NOTICE OF BREACH OF AGREEMENT DEMANDING CORRECTIVE ACTION current date company name address address

city state or province zip or postal code Phone phone number Fax fax number Re. Our Agreement Dear salutation last name The purpose of this letter is to give formal notice of your breach of our Agreement Insert the title of the contract or agreement which was breached dated start date. Specifically you are in breach of paragraph Insert Paragraph Breached here of the Agreement which provides that Insert description of what was breached Please be advised that if Insert corrective action that must be done will have no choice but to refer this matter to legal counsel for appropriate action.

Thank you in advance for your immediate attention to this matter. Sincerely first name last name job title

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