Assignment of Rights for Freelancers and Students

Anyone who is not a permanent Purdue employee must waive ownership rights of the work they produce. This includes freelancers and student employees. A sample assignment of rights form appears below.

As creator(s) of the artwork, computer software images or graphics, or computer software code, described as:__________________________(the Work) I (we) warrant and represent that I (we) am (are) the creator(s) of the above Works and do hereby assign unto Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 (Purdue) my (our) rights, title, and interest in the Work for any copyrights, trademarks, and renewals thereof.

I (we) further acknowledge and agree that the Work shall be considered "Works Made For Hire" and that all ownership of copyright of the Work shall vest exclusively in Purdue.

As creator, I (we) warrant and represent to Purdue and any party to which Purdue may grant rights to the Work, that the Work is the original work, it does not infringe any copyright, and I (we) have authority to enter into this agreement and make the grant of rights contained herein. I (we) further warrant and represent that I (we) know of no copyrighted material owned by another that is contained in the Work.