Agreement for sale of rights in book or other medium for television or film

This is a straight forward cash sale of book rights for exploitation in some other medium such as film, play, education or training. It is a flexible agreement, suitable for almost any created work. The extent of the sale could be limited by reference to language, performance medium, resale and others. The agreement specifies the terms and limitations you can select.

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About this agreement for sale of rights

You may be an individual or represent a company. Unusually, this is a document which may be bought by either seller or buyer of the rights. It covers protection for both in reasonable balance. But of course, you may edit out any provision you think may overly favour your counter party. You could therefore be either a buyer or the writer/creator of a book, play, manual, or other audio visual work of some kind.

Your work could be of any size, complexity and for any purpose. For example, it could be a plain script, a book to be converted to script, or any other “created work” or product in which you own copyright. Only you can describe it accurately. For the sake of clarity in the document, we have named your work “Beautiful Zebra”. You now wish to sell some part of your rights to some other business who will exploit your work in whatever limited way you have decided.

The agreement preserves the authors’ or originator’s rights to sell the same material in different markets by limiting the extent of rights sold in this deal. You can restrict what you are selling by reference to use, publication, time, country, language, medium, or as you decide. It preserves moral rights as author.

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Alternatives to this sale of rights agreement

For a more comprehensive version of this agreement see Sale of rights in television, film or media production for cash and shares.

For a full merchandising licence agreement see Licence to use name and trademark for merchandising in a different field: media or any industry: up front fee or royalty.

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Contents of this copyright sale agreement

Here is a list of the major subjects covered in this agreement:

  • Definitions and interpretation
  • Warranties and understandings
  • Sellers warranties and representations
  • Rights to be assigned - limitations
  • The assignment deal
  • Confidentiality
  • Disclaimer
  • Indemnity
  • Other matters relating to enforcement and other legal issues

Over 1,050 words of helpful drafting notes.

Draftsman

This document was written by a solicitor for Net Lawman. It complies with current Canadian law.

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