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The Copyright Transfer Agreement allows the creator of a work (graphic, musical, literary creation...) to transfer the exploitation rights of his creation to a buyer.
The Agreement must specify the modes of exploitation of the work envisaged, i.e. the media on which the work may be reproduced (paper, digital, etc.) and the methods of distribution of the content that may be used (press, internet, television broadcasting, etc.). The transfer can be total and authorize all the modes of exploitation, or it can be only partial and be limited to certain precise methods of exploitation.
The transfer must also specify the extended duration, geographical perimeter, and destination of the exploitation.
Remuneration of the author
The transfer of the rights can be carried out on a purely free basis or in return for the remuneration of the author. In the case of remuneration, it is in principle proportional to the revenue derived from the sale or exploitation of the work.
In exceptional cases, a fixed payment can be agreed upon for the use of work when:
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The Agreement must be initialed (initials on each page) and signed by the assignor and the assignee. Each of them keeps an original copy.
Copyright Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-42) is the law in Canada that governs all copyright rules.
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