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Intellectual Property Rights Frameworks

Following consultation with industry and public organisations to explore a new IP framework for publicly-commissioned digital media, we drafted six new intellectual property rights frameworks (IPR frameworks) for public commissions.

Organisations commissioning a project, such as a new website, animation, mobile application, software development or a new piece of technology are invited to use one of the IPR frameworks during the commissioning process.

These templates are designed as a helpful guide and are not prescriptive.

Contract templates:

Framework 1 (Microsoft Word)
The purpose of this framework is to enable the commissioning of digital content which can then be made freely available to third parties.

Framework 2 (Microsoft Word)
The purpose of this framework is to enable the commissioning of certain digital content which the Commissioning Organisation will licence from the Creative Organisation on an exclusive basis.

Framework 3 (Microsoft Word)
The purpose of this framework is to enable the Commissioning Organisation to licence various pre-existing creative content from the Creative Organisation.

Framework 4 (Microsoft Word)
The purpose of this framework is to enable the Commissioning Organisation to licence various pre-existing creative content from the Creative Organisation.

Framework 5 (Microsoft Word)
The purpose of this framework is to enable the commissioning of certain bespoke digital content which is unique to the Commissioning Organisation and which is to be used in conjunction with the Creative Organisations standard proprietary, core technology.

Framework 6 (Microsoft Word)
The purpose of this framework is to enable the commissioning of digital content which is intended to be made available to third parties under some form of Open Source or Creative Commons licensing terms.

Terms of Use

Should you choose to use the contract templates you acknowledge that the frameworks are for information purposes only and do not constitute the giving of any legal advice.  

For the avoidance of doubt, Nesta is in no way providing any legal advice and you should consult your own independent legal advice to deal with the particular circumstances of the work being commissioned.