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Agreement for assignment to Copyright for a specific territory

This agreement is required when an author wishes to assign his copyright in a book to a publisher & also restrict such assignment to a specific territory. Copyright is a form of intellectual property law, protecting original works of author including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, cinematographic, photographic and sound recording work, in a tangible form. Territorial copyright protection refers to that law or laws which apply to a particular country or jurisdiction and make it unique from its neighbors. The owner of the copyright of an existing or future work may transfer all or portion of his/her rights in the copyright in the said work to any person on receipt of consideration as royalty for the same, to be use for the entire world or for a specific country or territory, either for whole term of the copyright by agreement of assignment or for a particular period by granting license for the same.

₹ 425.00

1

What is Copyright?

Ans.

Copyright is a legal right, given exclusively to the creator or his assignee to make further copies for publication and public performance.

2

Is registration of copyright compulsory to avail copyright protection?

Ans.

No. But it is recommended to obtain registration because it is a prima facie proof of ownership and it might be easier to persuade judicial and administrative authorities to grant you interim relief even without notice to the infringers.

3

Under what circumstances can an award for copyright protection be awarded?

Ans.

1. Originality: The work owes it origin to the author. Originality is different from novelty. An author of the work need not be the first to articulate the ideas or create the work.
2. Reduction into tangible form: For a work to be protected, it must be written down, drawn, painted or taped. Mere oral expression of idea will not qualify for copyright protection.

4

How long does a copyright last?

Ans.

1. Literary Work: Copyright lasts for the life span of the author and for sixty years after the author's death.
2. Joint authorship: Copyright lasts for the life span of the longest surviving author and sixty years after the longest surviving author’s death.
3. In the case of anonymous and psydonoumous work the copyright will subsist for sixty years from the date of publication.
4. Copyright in photographs will subsist for sixty years from the next calendar year of publication.
5. Copyright for cinematographic films will be sixty years from the next calendar year of publication.
6. Copyright for sound recording will be sixty years from the next calendar year of publication.

5

Do all countries have copyright laws?

Ans.

Most countries have acts of law relating to intellectual property and copyright issues with regard to their citizens' rights. These countries are usually signatories to the numerous world treaties and agreements on copyright. Copyright laws are fairly similar worldwide.

 

STEP 1

Fill in the blank spaces. Delete instructions highlighted in grey.

Fill in the blank spaces. Delete instructions highlighted in grey. E.g. Name, address, date etc.

 

 

 

STEP 2

Alternations: 

Add or delete a clause according to your needs. Re-check the document.

 

 

 

STEP 3

Stamp Paper

The Stamp Duty value will be made available to you at your legaljini account on purchase of the document.

 

Stamp Duty Payment option 1

If you wish to print Agreement on Stamp Paper, you can buy from court/ Stamp office and said Stamp paper will be used as 1st page of Agreement. If you wish to have 2 copies of Agreement you should buy 2 Stamp Papers (one Stamp Paper for each copy)

 

Stamp Duty Payment option 2

If you have facility of franking for Stamp Duty payment at nearest bank, you need to print the Agreement & get franking done. If you wish to have 2 copies of Agreement you should frank 2 copies (one copy for each party)

 

 

 

 

Ledger Paper

The rest of the document must be printed on SINGLE SIDES OF A SHEET of Ledger Paper

 

Available at:

This Legal Size Green Paper is available at any stationery shop.

 

 

 

STEP 4

Printing on Legal Paper:

 

 

On Stamp Paper

Print ONLY on the blank portion of the stamp paper.

 

On Ledger Paper

Print on a SINGLE SIDE of a sheet of Ledger Paper.

 

 

 

STEP 5

Number of Copies Needed:

1 copy

 

 

 

STEP 6

Photographs & Signatures/ Thumb Impression & Initials:

It must be initialed or marked by the concerned parties at the end of each and every page and also next to corrections/alterations made if any and the concerned parties must sign and affix his/her/their mark and recent passport size photographs against their names. 

 

 

 

STEP 7

Witness Attestation (Both Parties):

It must be attested by at least two witnesses.

 

 

 

STEP 8

Registration/ Notary

Registration or Notary is mandatory for some documents. If you need clarification you may contact our Helpline at support@legaljini.com

 

 

You Need to Know:

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