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Tranfer agreement vs. Copyright application Copyright

Discussion in 'Copyright, Trademark, Patent Law' started by jb5000, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. jb5000

    jb5000 Law Topic Starter Guest

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    I registered my screenplay at Library of Congress. I did a revised version which I did a separate registration. Both these copyright registrations were done with me as the author/owner because I wrote it. I then filled out and sent in a application with me as author and a friend as a claimant (he gave me the idea). Now, I did not do a transfer or rights agreement with him. Have I signed my script over by adding him as claimant or am I still the sole owner?
     
  2. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    What do you mean by registering him "as a claimant"?

    And what makes you think that the Library of Congress has anything to do with copyright?

    I have a feeling that you know nothing about how copyright works so I suggest you go to the US Copyright Office's website and study up:

    U.S. Copyright Office

    You had copyright protection the minute you wrote the screenplays. What you did by making somebody a "claimant" is something you'll need to figure out for yourself. It'd be a good idea for you to talk to a copyright attorney before you do anything else foolishly.
     

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