Assignment/Transfer of Copyright Ownership
Are copyrights transferable?
Yes. Like any other property, all or part of the rights in a work may be transferred
by the owner to another. See Circular 1, Copyright Basics
, section "Transfer of Copyright
for a discussion of ownership.
Do you have any forms for transfer of copyrights?
There are no forms provided by the Copyright Office to effect a copyright transfer.
The Office does, however, keep records of transfers if they are submitted to
us. If you have executed a transfer and wish to record the document, see Circular
of Transfers and Other Documents,
for detailed instructions.