I am currently in the process of acquiring the right to software code from a software developer. Does anybody know of a standard contract that I could use for this to make it legally binding?
I was going to post that you should be able to find one but upon reflection, I am not so sure. Try Legal Zoom and Bloomberg Excelsior. If you cannot find one that fits the bill, contact me and we can draft one for you.
Wow, legalzoom is a great site. I think I found a
document that suits my needs:
Do you agree? I am a little afraid of not having an attorney review the document to make sure it is legal and make sure I am not leaving anything out. For example, since the deal is over the Internet, do I need to have him notarize his signature so that I know it is valid? Can he fax the signed contract back to me or do we have to mail everything? Should I keep the only official contract or should I send him a copy with both of our signatures? Do I need to file the contract anywhere?
One part that seems missing in the document is a place to put the price of terms of the agreement.
Opinions are welcome.
I believe that the contract simply says that I will assume all copyrights to the code and have the right to establish copyrights. The code is rather important.
This is not HTML but compliable code.
The main focus here is not if/how/why copyrights apply to this code. Rather, I am looking for a legally binding contract that will transfer the rights from another software developer to myself.