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Sample Work-Made-For-Hire Form
Independent Contractor/Author: ________________________________
1. This is a work-for-hire and/or assignment from (name of independent contractor/consultant) to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (hereafter "UNCC"), and to UNCC's successors and assigns of the entire right, title and interest in and to all works of authorship created pursuant to this agreement, as more fully described below:
[insert description of services to be done by independent contractor, e.g., graphic design services, artwork, web design services, etc.] (hereinafter, the "Work" or the "Contribution").
All such "Works" or portions of "Works" created by the Contractor are hereby agreed to be "works made for hire" within the meaning of 17 U.S.C. 201. However, if UNCC is not able to obtain copyright ownership under the statutory provisions for "works made for hire," then Contractor hereby irrevocably transfers and assigns to UNCC all right, title, and interest in:
In addition, to the extent any applicable law or treaty prohibits the transfer or assignment of any moral rights or rights of restraint the Contractor has in the "Contribution" or the "Work", the Contractor waives those rights as to UNCC, its successors, licensees andassigns.
2. Contractor represents and warrants to UNCC that to the best of his/her knowledge the "Work" or "Contribution" or any part thereof does not infringe on any copyright or proprietorial rights of others, that you are the sole author of the "Work" or "Contribution" and all of your services are original with you; that your "Work" or "Contribution" is not libelous or obscene, or knowingly violates the right of privacy or publicity, or any other rights of any person, firm, or entity. Contractor will indemnify UNCC from any damage or loss, including attorney's fees, rising out of any breach of this warranty.
ACCEPTED AND AGREED TO: