The following type licensing agreement includes an agreement between licensee Valerie J Toups and licensee Matthew K Jordan. Valerie J agrees to allow Matthew K Jordan to use the IP granted under the specified conditions. A content license agreement is a contract between the content owner, the licensee and the licensee who wishes to publish the content granted on a separate platform, which end users can access. As a general rule, licensed content is protected by copyright, written materials such as articles, essays and blogs, or images, videos and multimedia forms, so that an essential element of a content license agreement is a copyright license from the licensee to the licensee. A copyright license is an authorization from the licensee to use the content in a way that would otherwise infringe the copyright of the licensee. Copyright gives the owner the exclusive right to reproduce and distribute copies, to prepare derivative works and, depending on the type of work, to publicly present and display the copyrighted work. 17 United States. C 106, www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/106. Typically, a content license agreement gives the licensee the right to reproduce content in a given medium, access or distribute to the end user.
The granting of copyright licenses must be explicit, which exclusive rights are granted. Copyright is not the only relevant law, content licensing contracts are also governed by contract law, nationally, federally and even internationally. In 2015, Apple Inc. and telecommunications equipment maker Ericsson agreed to a comprehensive licensing agreement that ended a year-long patent litigation between the companies. Without this agreement, the owner of the valuable IP would not be able to earn money with this IP address or control how the IP is used in the world. And individuals and businesses that need certain SIPs to grow their business or earn a living may not have access to it. If you have a patent on a useful technology, you have a copyright in a popular photo, you have protected a special image, or you own another invention or creative work with which you want to make money, you need a licensing agreement.