Copyright Royalty Agreement
Licences may be granted for any number of purposes and over a wide variety
of subject matter. In its simplest form, the relationship under many
licences will be a party which owns something allowing another party to use
that something in return for payment.
Payment under licences often takes the form of royalties – regular payments
which are generally a percentage of income generated by the licensee’s
This Copyright Royalty Agreement provides for such situations. The terms of
this agreement are sufficiently broad to cover a wide variety of copyright
works. As to what the “works” are, that is left open for you to define in a
The licence granted by this agreement may be either exclusive or
non-exclusive. Payment may be by royalties alone or by an initial fee
(usually paid on the date of the agreement) followed by royalties. An
advance against royalties is also provided for. This advance must be
recouped before royalty payments commence.
The terms and conditions in this template are substantially the same as
those contained in the Copyright Licence Agreement which is also available
from Simply-docs. Users of either of these documents will not need to
download the other.
Optional phrases / clauses are enclosed in square brackets. These should be
read carefully and selected so as to be compatible with one another. Unused
options should be removed from the document.
This Copyright Royalty Contract contains the following clauses:
1. Definitions and Interpretation
2. Grant of Rights
3. Scope of Licence
4. [Licensor’s Rights and Obligations]
5. Licensee’s Rights and Obligations
6. Waiver of Moral Rights
7. Payment, Royalties and Records
8. Licensor’s Warranties
9. Licensee’s Warranties
13. Term and Termination
14. Post Termination
15. Non-Assignment of Agreement
17. Force Majeure
18. No Waiver
20. Law and Jurisdiction
and the following schedules:
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