Sample Non-Exclusive License - Photographs

Non-Exclusive licence to use an image

(photography or videography)


1.         Parties


[Insert name and address of person or company granting the rights (if it is a Company include the ACN / ABN)]

            (the “Licensor”)




            [Insert name and address of person or company being granted the rights]

            (the “Licensee”)


2.         Ownership of copyright


            The Licensor is the owner of copyright in [identify the copyright material as    clearly as possible - attach a copy where possible] (“the Work”).


3.         Grant of rights


            The Licensor grants the Licensee a non-exclusive licence to [insert details of       what the licensee may do with the material (eg: reproduce it on t-shirts)    and, if appropriate, how many copies may be made].


4.         Licensee’s obligations


            The non-exclusive licence granted in clause 3 is conditional upon the Licensee         ensuring that:


            a) the Work is reproduced in full without any alterations or additions;


            b) the following attribution and copyright notice appears on all copies of the            Work;

            [insert example of how you would like the attribution and copyright         notice to appear eg: “Work by Joe Brown. (COPYRIGHT SYMBOL) Joe        Brown 1998”] ;


            c) the Licensee pays the Licensor [insert details of payment eg: a lump sum   or a percentage of the sale price of the item] ; and


            d) insert any other special conditions.


5.         Duration of licence


            This licence will expire on [insert date].


6.         Territory

            This licence is limited to the territory of [insert territory (eg: Australia)].


7.         Signature

            [The agreement should be signed and dated by both parties].


Sample Assignment of Copyright - Photographs






Company Pty Ltd ACN 111 222 333 (the “Assignor”)


Other Company ACN111 222 444 (the “Assignee”)







MADE THE _________________ DAY OF _____________________________ 20____ .


Company Pty Ltd ACN 111 222 333 of 1 Sydney Street Sydney 2000

(the “Assignor”)


Other Company ACN111 222 444 of 1 Brisbane Street Brisbane 7000

(the “Assignee”).



A.The Assignor is the copyright owner of the Photograph/s described in the Schedule and the Assignor is able to assign the copyright free of all encumbrances and adverse interests.

B. The parties have agreed to enter into this Deed to assign the copyright in the Photograph/s to the Assignee on the terms and conditions set out in this Deed.




1.1The Assignor hereby assigns to the Assignee all of the Assignor’s right, title and interest in the Photograph/s including any copyrights throughout the world and the Assignee hereby accepts such assignment.



2.1 The Assignor warrants that:

(a)  the Assignor is the sole and exclusive owner of the copyright in the Photograph/s;

(b) Copyright under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) as amended subsists in the Photograph/s;

(c) there is no current charge, mortgage or encumbrance which in any way secures  the copyright in the Photgraph/s;

(d) the Assignor has not previously assigned, licensed or granted any other right to any person to use the copyright or any part thereof in the Photograph/s;

(e) no third party is the owner of any moral rights under Part IX of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth);

(f) this Deed is a valid assignment of all his/her/its right, title and interest in the Photograph/s and in the copyright in the Photograph/s.



3.1 Each party agrees to make, do and execute all such other documents, acts, matters or things whatever which may be necessary or desirable to give full effect to the provisions of this Deed.

3.2 The Assignor will provide to the Assignee the Photograph/s in either digital or non-digital format in the manner set out in the attached Schedule either prior to or simultaneously with the execution of this Deed.



4.1 The Assignee represents to the Assignor that it/he/she has carried out due inquiries as to the copyright in the Photograph/s and the Assignee has satisfied itself/himself/ herself as to the suitability, fitness for purpose and utility of the copyright in the Photograph/s AND the Assignor gives no warranty and makes no representation in respect thereof and to the extent to which the law might imply any term as to suitability, fitness for purpose and utility THEN the parties expressly agree that all such implied terms are to the fullest extent permitted by law hereby excluded.

4.2  The Assignee acknowledges that it/he/she is not relying upon any representation, undertaking or other statement by the Assignor as to the content of the Photograph/s, how the Photograph/s can be used or as to any other feature of the Photograph/s AND has relied exclusively upon its/his/her own assessment as to suitability, fitness for purpose and utility of the Photograph/s.



5.1 In relation to the Photograph/s, the Assignor reserves the right to make a moral rights claim pursuant to Part IX of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth).



6.1 The consideration for this assignment is the payment of Five Hundred Dollars ($500) by the Assignee to the Assignor made simultaneously with the exchange of signed counterparts of this Deed, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged by the Assignor.


7. GST

7.1 Where this assignment constitutes a supply for the purposes of the Goods and Services Tax legislation in Australia, the Assignor will provide a tax invoice to the Assignee for the amount of the consideration referred to in Clause 5 plus GST and the Assignee will pay to the Assignor in addition to the consideration the said amount of GST.






Copyright Details:


  • in digital format minimum 300 dpi in TIFF/JPEG or EPS file on CD






EXECUTED AS A DEED on the date first mentioned.


Company Pty Ltd

ACN 111 222 333

pursuant to Section 127 of the Corporations Act  2001 (Cth) in the presence of:



Print Name:


Signature of Witness

Print Name:



Other Company

ACN 111 222 444

pursuant to

Section 127 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) in the presence of:



Print Name:



Print Name:


Signature of Witness

Print Name:



Print Name: