1 Click Contracts

One Click Contract: Work-for-Hire and Intellectual Property Assignment

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Each week, PactSafe will discuss and post about specific standardized agreements and how they can be turned into one-click contracts. Last week, we covered Employment Agreements. This week, we're focusing on Work-for-Hire and Intellectual Property Assignment: what it is, why its typical signing method isn't ideal, and how it can be turned into a one click contract on the PactSafe platform.

Related: One Click Contract: Non-Disclosure Agreement

What Is A One Click Contract?

A one click contract is like any other contract, but it’s presented in a way that allows the person signing it to do so by simply clicking on it. With very few exceptions, any contract can be signed with a single click on a website, from a phone, in an email — anywhere you meet your customers digitally, you can deliver a 1-click contract

What is a Work-for-Hire and Intellectual Property Assignment?

An agreement in which the receiver acknowledges that the work they will do is subject to copyright, and that author/ownership of that work will belong to the specified party (usually the employer).

Who signs it?

Typically, it’s signed by some kind of contractor or temporary worker, although sometimes full time employment agreements will include the same language just in case.

How is it typically signed?

Typically, it’s either signed in person, or emailed and signed using something like Adobe then emailed back.

Why is this signing method not ideal?

It’s slow, cumbersome, and just an overall antiquated process. On top of that, it doesn’t provide any level of tracking/storage outside of a file on your desktop, your emails, or a literal filing cabinet.

Related: One Click Contract: Terms of Service

How to turn a Work-for-Hire and Intellectual Property Assignment into a 1-click Contract

How does a Work-for-Hire and Intellectual Property Assignment work as a 1-click contract?

Using PactSafe, you can either send it out as a personalized contract, share a link with the recipient from a SmartPact, or create a Group and have them agree through click-wrap - all of which can be agreed to with one click

Why does a Work-for-Hire and Intellectual Property Assignment work better as a 1-click contract?

It’s a faster and more seamless process for everyone involved, and also provides a backlog of records with all the associated metadata.

Related: One Click Contract: Employee Code of Conduct

In addition, the language in the contract and the performance of it by the employer, is enough so that there is no need for the employer to counter sign. A literal one-person-one-click contract.

Is a 1-click contract legally binding?

1-click contracts are absolutely binding. Also known as “clickwraps,” courts have enforced millions of contracts accepted by a single click. PactSafe’s platform was built to help ensure 1-click contracts are created in compliance with all the best practices established in 1000’s of court cases over the past 20+ years.

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