Example of a joint ownership agreement
From Copyright Experiences
Copyright License Agreement
Mark Lemley and David McGowan, the authors of the article entitled "Could Java Change Everything? The Competitive Propriety of a Proprietary Standard" (hereinafter "the work"), and the Antitrust Bulletin, editor and publisher of the work, hereby agree as follows:
Mark Lemley, David McGowan and the Antitrust Bulletin shall be joint owners of the copyright in the work.
Each owner shall have the nonexclusive right to do or authorize any of the acts enumerated in 17 U.S.C. § 106, including without limitation reproduction, distribution, performance, or display of the work, except as noted below. The parties agree that there shall be no liability or accounting for profits or revenues made on account of the exercise of any of the rights granted herein.
The Antitrust Bulletin shall have the nonexclusive right to sublicense the work for electronic publication in any form now known or later conceived, including without limitation the right to permit publication by Lexis and Westlaw, and the right to all payments or royalties from such sublicensing.
The Antitrust Bulletin shall have the right of first publication of the work, and the exclusive right to publish the work in any print form and without substantial alteration for a period of one year. Any republication by the author in whole or in part at any time will include a prominent notice indicating that the material was first published in the Antitrust Bulletin.
The Antitrust Bulletin shall not have the right to alter the substance of the work after publication without the permission of the author.
The work shall bear the legend "Copyright 1998, Mark A. Lemley & David McGowan," but the Antitrust Bulletin may also include a notice of its copyright as a joint owner.
___________________________________ Mark A. Lemley
___________________________________ The Antitrust Bulletin