In some countries, the transfer of copyright is not permitted by law and only a license is possible.  In some countries, such as the United States and the United Kingdom, copyright transfer agreements must normally be 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 owner, so no copyright transfer agreement is required. In many countries that recognize copyright, these rights cannot be transferred and copyright transfer agreements only confer economic rights.  Contracts for the purchase of real estate also include the “date of ownership” which indicates when the buyer can take control of the property. They could also dictate who holds the serious money deposits during the Trust and include language clearly describing the termination of the agreement. As specified in the agreement, BFKT has agreed to reimburse the fund in full the specific business tax related to the contract for the purchase and transfer of assets and revenues. The timing of the rights transfer process is in itself problematic for several reasons. First, the transfer of copyright, usually related to publication, means that it is rarely freely transferred or acquired without pressure.  Second, it becomes very difficult for an author not to sign a copyright transfer agreement, as the publication is related to the advancement of his career (publication or inheriting/printing of publication) and the time that can be lost if the revision and publication process needs to be restarted. There are power dynamics that do not benefit authors and that often jeopardize certain academic freedoms.  This could partly explain why authors of scientific research, unlike all other sectors where original creators receive fees or royalties, generally receive no payment from publishers.
This also explains why many authors seem to continue to sign their rights, while not agreeing with the justification for these rights.  Copyright transfer agreements became common in the publishing industry after the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976 and other similar laws defined copyright as copyright from the date of creation (not publication) of a work.  This required publishers to acquire copyright from the copyright holder to sell or access the works, and written statements signed by the rights holder were necessary for the transfer of copyright to be considered valid.   To enter into the agreement, Larry writes a sales contract describing the transaction, including the purchase price. . . .