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Copyright Registrations

Much like other property, a copyright can be transferred by assignment, testamentary disposition or by operation of law. It can also be licensed to a licensee in return for royalties.

In cases such as these a copyright lawyer can assist you in drawing up the legal documents. It is important to note that an assignment and an exclusive license (which precludes anyone else, including the author from using the creation) must be in writing and signed by the assignor in order for it to be valid.

A non-exclusive license may be written or oral, or even inferred from the conduct of the parties concerned.

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