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153 Transfer by assignment or licence

| Commentary

153 Transfer by assignment or licence

Copyright and database right can also be transferred by an assignment or licence1. As a general rule, an assignment of copyright will be an outright transfer and must be in writing and signed by or on behalf of the assignor2. A licence is a permission to use rights but subject to the performance of certain conditions. Only an exclusive licence needs to be in writing and signed by the licensor3. A licence granted by a copyright owner or database right owner is binding on every successor in title to his or her interest in

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