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  1. WildG

    WildG New Member

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    Hello,

    I just wanted to know if there some precaution I should take when using content made by un unpaid collaborator. I mean how do I protect myself from that person suing me saying I used his/hers work without consent? Is there like a standard agreement I should present?

    Thank you
     
  2. kevintrepanier

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    Do you have a contract together? Written or just spoken or even just basic terms exchanged in e-mails or such?
     
  3. kesnielgalvan

    kesnielgalvan New Member

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    It's best to write (find a template online) a copyright agreement between you and the other person.
     
  4. WildG

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    I'm going to start assembling a team now. Trying to figure out what the best procedure is.
     
  5. WildG

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    Ok I'll do that. Thanks
     
  6. WildG

    WildG New Member

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    After I get an agreement do I need it signed? Or is an "agreed" by e-mail enouf?
     
  7. MClark27

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    Definitely put it in writing, signed & dated by both parties.
     
  8. kesnielgalvan

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    Get it signed, digitally or not.
    They have to write their names or sign it using a tablet etc. and write down the date.

    The template would usually have the area where to sign included.
     
  9. WildG

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    Hey. This is what came up with.
    I was thinking signing this and sending a copy of photo ID should be OK.

    What do you guys think?




    THE PARTIES TO THIS AGREEMENT ARE:

    The Owner:_______________________________________________
    ID Number:_______________________________________________
    Address:_________________________________________________
    Contact Details:_________________________________________

    The Assignee:____________________________________________
    ID Number:_______________________________________________
    Address:_________________________________________________
    Contact Details:_________________________________________


    Title / Description of The Project:


    Title / Description of the Work:



    1. The Owner warrants that he/she is the sole creator and/or owner of all copyrights in the Work, and that he/she has full power to enter into this Agreement and that this Agreement does not infringe the rights of any third party.

    2. The Owner does hereby assign and transfer to the Assignee all copyrights of the Work for use in The Project, without other reservation or exclusion.

    3. The Owner agrees that the Assignee shall from here on own the said copyrights in the Work, to benefit and dispose of these rights in any way and at his/her sole discretion.

    4. The Parties agree that this Agreement shall be binding upon the legal successors and assigns.

    5. The Owner agrees to sign all necessary papers to procure registration of, or as further necessary to effect the assignment under this Agreement, as and where necessary.

    6. In consideration of this Assignment of Copyright the Owner acknowledges receipt of due and sufficient consideration.

    Signed at ___________________________
    on this __________ day of __________________________20_______.

    Owner: ________________________________
    Assignee: _____________________________
     
  10. MClark27

    MClark27 New Member

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    Looks pretty standard but I'd make sure the other party understands the legalese of it. A quick phone chat or email to discuss the details goes a long way to make sure both of you understand what's expected of each side.
     
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  11. kesnielgalvan

    kesnielgalvan New Member

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    The more detailed it is the better, avoid loopholes.
    If you can afford to get a lawyer to write it up then do so, if not then just find a detailed one and edit to your liking.
     
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