This form is used to effect a change of registration details regarding the transferal of copyright ownership.
If you are transferring more than one work between the same parties, please use the PDF form.
When to use this form
This form is used when the Copyright Witness account holder has sold, given or otherwise transferred their copyright of a registered work to a new owner. It should be completed after or during the sale or transfer of the copyright.
It may also be used to transfer a deceased author’s registration to his/her next of kin where the copyright has been inherited.
By transferring the registration to the new owner, the new owner can benefit from the protection that registration provides without the need for re-registration or any lapse in cover. It also ensures that the original date of registration is preserved as evidence.
How to use this form
To transfer your work to the new copyright owner:
Confirm your details & print the form
Sign and date the completed form
The form must be signed by the account holder (or authorised agent) in section 1 and by the new owner (or authorised agent) in section 2.
Send the completed form and payment to:
Copyright Witness - Registration Services
4 Tavistock Avenue
Please make cheques/postal orders/international money orders for UK Pounds Sterling (GBP), and made payable to ‘Copyright Witness’.
We accept most major credit/debit cards.
The current charge for registration transfers is £15.00 per work.
Additional paper certificates may also be ordered by the new owner at this point for £2.00 each.
All charges are in UK Pounds Sterling (GBP).
For security reasons, we will disregard any correspondence that does not state a valid account number, or where the stated account holder details differ from our records.
The transfer of registration for an inherited work to the next kin will be free of charge, but we will require a copy of the death certificate to process the change.
This form should be completed and printed online. For completion by hand it is also available as a PDF file.
If the new owner does not already have an account with Copyright Witness one will automatically be set up as part of the transferal process.