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Storyshares

Draft Template “Licensing/Royalty Share Agreement” and/or “Work for Hire Agreement”

Summary:

Assist a social impact organization empowering young readers by drafting either one or two template agreements (licensing/royalty agreement and/or work for hire agreement).

Referred by:

Jurisdiction(s): U.S.
About the Organization: Storyshares is a public benefit corporation that empowers older striving readers to rediscover the joy of reading through a continually growing library collection designed just for them: filled with over 500 engaging decodable and high-low titles, which cater to a wide range of reading abilities and interests. We support educators with a comprehensive suite of literacy resources and professional development opportunities, ensuring that teachers can effectively bring together culturally relevant content with the Science of Reading – to foster significant literacy growth, and a love of reading, for students who are learning to read in grades 3-12.
Legal Entity Type: For-profit
SDG(s): End Poverty, Partnerships to achieve the Goals, Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions, Quality Education, Reduced Inequalities
Legal Issue(s):

Storyshares works with authors around the world to develop content that engages and empowers striving readers beyond the 3rd grade. They are now supplying this content to other literacy organizations. The Storyshares team is seeking assistance drafting two template agreements. The first is for arrangements where Storyshares retains IP for the content they develop, and there is either a licensing fee or royalty sharing arrangement in place. The second is for a work for hire arrangement, in which Storyshares develops the content, and the other organization owns the IP. If an attorney cannot assist with both templates, assistance with either would be greatly appreciated. Storyshares has sample agreements they have signed in the past that can be used as a starting point.