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Obtaining rights for a commissioned work

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Hey guys.

 

I'm an indie game developer, and developing my games at home as an individual, not in the name of a company.

 

During the development of my recent game,  I have commissioned several artists to create the assets for my game. Now I want to copyright those assets under U.S. laws.

 

Is it possible to make an agreement between me and them, so the work is considered made-for-hire? Or do I have to be a company, organisation or something, to be able to obtain the rights?

 

I think this is a common problem in indie developers community, so I'm hoping to hear some useful info from you.

 

Thanks in advance for your help. 

 

 

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Thank you. I forget to say that I'm a foreigner, not a US citizen and even live outside US, but I need to obtain the copyright under US laws. Is it still possible? I know, I'm gonna need to consult to a lawyer to make sure, but nevertheless I wondered your opinion.

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