The Importance of Copyright Assignments

The Importance of Copyright Assignments from The Startup Garage
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A copyright isn’t a single right; it is a combination of rights. Copyright owners can transfer some or all of the rights. A full transfer of rights is called a copyright assignment. It’s important for start-ups to get a full copyright assignments for their logo, website, software, etc that is created for the company by independent contractors or service providers.

If you have not received a full transfer of rights from the original copyright owner, the author of the work, you most likely do not own the copyright. Think of it like buying a CD. You own the CD, but the band or record label owns the copyright to the book and you are not able to copy and sell it.

If you do not own the copyright to your website or software for example, the developer of that material can resell it or use it as they please. It is critical that you receive a written copyright assignment from the owner of the copyright or its agent as you will need to present this when registering for your copyright.

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About Tyler Jensen

I work with entrepreneurs who are looking to attract investment and get out of the "Garage". I am passionate about helping entrepreneurs start companies that matter. I helped launch over 100 Companies, Non-Profits and Social Enterprises. I consider myself a serial entrepreneur, startup coach & trusted advisor. * Launching New Companies (For Profit, Non-Profit and Social Enterprise) * Expert Business Plan Writer * Extensive Network of Business Relationships focused on Launch & Rapid Growth of New Companies * Startup, Growth, Marketing, Technology, Web, Business Systems * Trusted Advisor to CEO’s & Entrepreneurs * Capital Raising Strategy Development * Startup Team Development The first company I started and sold is VAVi Sport & Social Club which grew to over 25,000 members in six years, was recognized as San Diego’s 30th fastest growing private company in 2006 by the San Diego Business Journal and 32nd fastest in 2007, and sold for over 25X the capital investment.