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Today’s Assignment: How to Assign a Copyright

June 21, 2022

This practice note covers the fundamentals of copyright assignments and rules for works made for hire, assignments from independent contractors or freelancers, partial copyright assignments, and recordation of copyright assignments. It includes links to the Nimmer on Copyright sections on transfer formalities, recordation of transfers, and construing the scope of assignments and other transfers for additional guidance and to help you continue your research and deepen your understanding of key tasks and areas of law.

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