A copyright transfer contract or a copyright transfer contract is an agreement that transfers the copyright of a work from the copyright holder to another party. It is a legal option for publishers and authors of books, magazines, movies, TELEVISION shows, video games and other commercial artistic works who want to include and use a work of a second creator: for example, a video game developer who wants to pay an artist to draw a boss to enter a game. Another option is to allow the right to include and use the work instead of transferring copyright. The transfer of copyright for exclusive purposes requires a written agreement between the copyright holder and the company wishing to acquire the copyright of a given work. The owner can transfer the entire copyright or only transfer certain rights. If only certain rights are transferred, they must be specified in the contract. The transfer of partial rights is called a licence. While the U.S. Copyright Office does not ask you to register your copyright, registration can help protect your copyright from infringement and prove your property.
Like other personal property rights, copyrights may be transferred in whole or in part to another party for a variety of reasons. Traditional methods of scientific publication require a complete and exclusive transfer of copyright from authors to publisher, usually as a precondition for publication.      This process entrusts control and ownership of the dissemination and reproduction of authors as authors to publishers as broadcasters, who are then able to monetize the process.  The transfer and ownership of copyright is a delicate tension between the protection of authors` rights and the interests of publishers and institutions, both in financial and reputational law.  In OA publications, authors generally retain copyright in their work, and articles and other editions benefit from a wide range of licenses depending on the type. Copyright transfer agreements are usually prepared by the publisher, and some print magazines contain a copy of the statement in each issue they have published.  If authors want to deviate from the standard wording – z.B. if they want to retain copyright or do not want to give the publisher an exclusive right to publish, they can indicate the desired changes by directly editing the document or adding an addition to a copy of the default version. However, the editorial guidelines for accepting these addendums vary. Some institutions provide instructions and support to staff to create such additions.
  If the copyright has been registered with the U.S. Copyright Office, you must also register the transfer to the Copyright Office.