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Copyright FAQ

Can I transfer my copyright?

A copyright owner can transfer rights. However, any exclusive transfer is not valid unless it is in writing and signed by the owner or the owner's authorized agent. Transferring a right on a nonexclusive basis does not require a written agreement.

A copyright may also be given through a Last Will.

Copyright is a personal property right. This means it is subject to state laws and regulations that govern the ownership, inheritance or transfer of personal property as well as terms of contracts or conduct of business. For information about relevant state laws, please consult an attorney.

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