Copyright Basics

Dealing with copyright

a.     Assignments

Assignment clauses are common in independent contractor agreements, especially where the contractor is creating copyright material to be used by the commissioner. Copyright ownership can be assigned to another or left to beneficiaries in a will.

b.     Licences/permissions

Copyright can also be licensed. A licence is a form of permission. This means the copyright owner allows another person (or TAFE, for example) to use or reproduce the copyright work.

For sample permission requests see Permissions.