How do you write a Copyright Transfer Short Form Contract document?
For valuable consideration received, I ("undersigned") hereby grant to Company Name ("Company") the rights and transfer of all interest and claim to: description of material hereinafter referred to as ("the Material"). Copyright to the above listed work is hereby transferred to Company Name, effective as of the date of this agreement, including, and without limitation, the right to publish the work in whole or in part in any and all forms and media, now or hereafter known.
The undersigned retains the following rights in regard to the material:
All proprietary rights other than copyright and the publication rights transferred to Company Name. The right to publish in a collection, journal or future works of the author's own (such as articles, letters or books) all or part of this work, provided that acknowledgement is given to Company Name and a full citation to its publication in the particular proceedings is included. The right to make oral and speech presentation of the material in any forum or venue.
The right to make copies of the work for internal distribution within the undersigned's organization and for external distribution as a preprint, reprint, technical report, or related class of document. The undersigned does hereby release and discharge Company Name, and his or her agents, representatives, and assignees from any and all claims and demands arising out of or in connection with the use of the material, including without limitation any and all claims for invasion of privacy, right of publicity, and defamation. I, the undersigned, represent that I am over the age of eighteen (18) years and that I have read the foregoing and fully understand its contents.
This release shall be binding upon me, my heirs, legal representatives, and assigns.
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 of the parties hereto.
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of State. Exclusive jurisdiction and venue shall be in the County County, State Superior Court.
This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of Company Name and their respective successors and assigns, provided that Company Name may not assign any of their obligations under this Agreement without the undersigned's prior written consent. Job title of signator, authorized signature or signer.