Assignment of Copyright - cs executive economics and commercial law cs notes
Assignment is transfer of whole of legal rights from assignor to assignee. Copyright owner has right to use manuscript and has exclusive right similar to that of patentee. Mere transfer of manuscript does not mean assignment. Purchaser of a copy does not acquire right to reproduce.
Assignment of present as well as future work can be made either wholly or subject to limitations. However, assignment of future work comes into effect only when work comes into existence.
Assignment should be made by an agreement in writing signed by the owner. It should specify the work, and include duration, territorial extension of assignment and remuneration. In absence of above conditions, duration is deemed for five years and territory shall be India.