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Assignment of copyright

This Agreement is made between The University of Texas at Austin, (“University”) and _________________________ [Name of Author] (“___________________“), whose address is ____________________________.     _________________________ represents and warrants that he/she is the sole creator and owner of a ______________________ [describe the work to be assigned] (the “Work”) and holds the complete and undivided copyright interest to the Work.

For valuable consideration, receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, ___________________ and University agree as follows:

  1. _________________________does hereby sell, assign, and transfer to University, its successors and assigns, the entire right, title and interest in and to the copyright in the Work and any registrations and copyright applications relating thereto and any renewals and extensions thereof, and in and to all works based upon, derived from, or incorporating the Work, and in and to all income, royalties, damages, claims and payments now or hereafter due or payable with respect thereto, and in and to all causes of action, either in law or in equity for past, present, or future infringement based on the copyrights, and in and to all rights corresponding to the foregoing throughout the world.

  2. _________________________ agrees to execute all papers and take other actions as University may deem necessary to secure for University or its designee the rights herein assigned.

    In witness whereof, the parties have executed this Agreement, effective this _____ day of __________________________ , 20___ .

    [Name of Author]



    The University of Texas at Austin

    By: _______________________




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