Joint Copyright Authors Agreement



(Under the Copyright Code, any joint author of a work can license the work's reproduction, subject to sharing of the compensation. This agreement provides a more formal framework and insures input from all parties.)

JOINT COPYRIGHT AUTHOR'S AGREEMENT

[Name] and [Name] herewith agree:

That the parties hereto are joint authors of a copyrightable work entitled:

which was completed on or about ___________, 20 _. This agreement shall be binding on the successors, heirs and assigns of the joint authors.

Which work was published on ____________, 20 _.

Which work has been registered with the U.S. Copyright Office, and given certificate number ________________.

Each party hereto, provided that proper credit is given may use portions of this work, not exceeding [---] words, in any future work by joint author. Further, each may use this work as a basis for a new derivative work. Proper credit shall consist of stating prominently in the work "portions reprinted with permission of [Name] and [Name], from their copyright work, [Title], copyright 20 __, all rights reserved.

Either author may authorize reprinting of work in non-commercial academic journals or presses, provided that proper credit is given for the use. Proper credit shall consist of stating prominently in the work "portions reprinted with permission of [Name] and [Name], from their copyright work, [Title], copyright 20 _, all rights reserved.

All exploitation of this work for commercial advantage shall require unanimous consent of the parties. Any royalties or other consideration shall be equally divided among the co-authors.

Each co-author grants to the other co-author the right of first refusal to sell their interest in the copyright. Either co-author shall have the right to purchase the same on the same bona fide conditions and terms as may be negotiated between the other author and the prospective purchaser. The co-author exercising the right of first refusal shall have thirty days after notice to accept the same, and an additional 15 days after acceptance to close.

Dated: ______________.

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