A copyright transfer contract or a copyright transfer contract is an agreement that transfers the copyright of a work from the copyright holder to another party. It is a legal option for publishers and authors of books, magazines, movies, TELEVISION shows, video games and other commercial artistic works who want to include and use a work of a second creator: for example, a video game developer who wants to pay an artist to draw a boss to enter a game. Another option is to allow the right to include and use the work instead of transferring copyright. It is not clear whether such a transfer of copyright is generally permitted.  Promoters or research institutes, public museums or art galleries may have guidelines that stipulate that copyright to research, content, intellectual property, employment or funds cannot be transferred to third parties, commercially or otherwise. Normally, a single author signs on behalf of all authors, perhaps without their conscience or permission.  A comprehensive understanding of copyright transfer contracts requires a firm understanding of “Legal Speak” and copyright, in an increasingly complex landscape of licensing and copyright[Note 1][Note 2] and for which there is a steep learning curve for librarians and researchers.   Thus, in many cases, authors may not even have the right to transfer full rights to publishers or agreements have been amended to provide complete texts on repositories or archives, regardless of the subsequent publication contract.  In some countries, the transfer of copyright is not legally permitted and only a license is possible.  In some countries, such as the United States and the United Kingdom, copyright transfer agreements must generally be entered into in writing and signed by the person transferring the copyright.
In many countries, when a worker is hired to create a copyrighted work for an employer, that employer is by default the copyright holder so that no copyright transfer agreement is required. In many countries that recognize the moral rights of authors, these rights cannot be transferred and copyright transfer agreements confer only economic rights.  Traditional methods of scientific publication require a complete and exclusive transfer of copyright from authors to publisher, usually as a precondition for publication.      This process entrusts control and ownership of the dissemination and reproduction of authors as authors to publishers as broadcasters, who are then able to monetize the process.  The transfer and ownership of copyright is a delicate tension between the protection of authors` rights and the interests of publishers and institutions, both in financial and reputational law.  In OA publications, authors generally retain copyright in their work, and articles and other editions benefit from a wide range of licenses depending on the type. Magazine editors do not accept manuscripts without a copyright transfer contract. Critics have argued that the copyright transmission agreement in the field of commercial scientific publishing “is as important as ensuring long-term asset management that it is a matter of providing services to the academic community,” because the practice seems to give the publisher a subsidy that does not seem to benefit the authors.  Copyright transfer agreements are often at odds with or appear to be at odds with self-archiving practices because of ambiguous language.  When a manuscript is sent to addresses other than those listed on the Journal`s web pages, it is not considered received and will not be returned; As far as manuscript status is concerned, no response is expected.