Template Copyright Assignment Agreement

A Copyright Assignment Agreement is an agreement in terms of which the copyright in and to works, such as source code, blog posts, logo designs, content and the like is transferred from one person to another.

R500.00 inc. VAT

Fit For

The transfer of most copyrighted works from one person to another


No, but can be edited as needed

Prepared By

An attorney of no less than 12 years post qualification experience

Common benefits of our Template Copyright Assignment Agreement

FAQ's regarding Copyright Assignment Agreements

Outsourcing of works to freelancers or subcontractors, such as software development, the writing of blog content, and the creation of logo’s and drawings, are owned by the person which authored them, i.e: the freelancer or subcontractor. Well strictly speaking the copyright to the works is owned by them.

This means that you, as the business owner, do not even own the copyrights to your own works, unless the freelancer or subcontractor assigns such copyrights to you.

The law allows for copyrights to be assigned, or transferred from the subcontractor or independent contractor to you, but only if the transfer is by way of a written agreement signed by each of you.