Licensing/selling the Rights of Something You Created

!happy christmas!

hi google.

here is my question:

there are well known things that an individual/company can

make/produce themselves eg: a book, a film script, theatre play

script…

if the product is very good eg: a book, then a publishing company will

give the author a publishing deal and the author will get the book

published and they will in turn make money

another example is someone who comes up with an idea for a film, they

write a script, they show it to a film company, the film company likes

it and then buys the rights to it,

can you provide a list of items you can create eg: a book, film

script…. that companies will buy the rights to and or license

many thanks

ps, i already know some: inventions, books, screenplays, film scripts,

songs, tv shows



One thought on “Licensing/selling the Rights of Something You Created

  1. dillonthomas-ga,

    What an interesting question. I've always been intrigued by the

    enormous scope of human creativity, but I've never stopped to consider

    the list of things that someone might create that another might find

    worth licensing or otherwise paying for.

    Although your question didn't explicitly say so, you seem to be

    looking for a list of creations that folks can write down.

    Businesses strike big-time licensing deals with the likes of Tiger

    Woods, or Paris Hilton, but I don't think you quite had in mind the

    types of things that Mr. Woods or Ms. Hilton create as belonging on

    your list. However, please feel free to correct me if I'm mistaken.

    The list, below, is largely of my own making (**…I'm making a list,

    checking it twice…**) and from my own experience as someone who has

    created things himself, as well as enjoyed the results of the

    creations of others.

    I trust it fully answers your question.

    However, please don't rate this answer if you find you'd like

    additional information. Just post a Request for Clarification, and

    I'll be happy to assist you further.

    ===============

    Ads

    Accounting reports

    Architectural works

    Art

    Blogs

    Blurbs — for books, records, CDs, or other promotional copy

    Books

    Braille documents

    Business plans

    Cards–greeting cards, birthdays, anniversary

    Cheers (for sporting events, etc).

    Codes

    Collages

    Comics

    Computer images

    Concepts — very brief description of a script/show idea

    Critical Analysis

    Designs

    Diaromas

    Drawings

    Editorials

    Encoded/Encrypted works

    Engineering diagrams

    Essays

    Fonts

    Formulas

    Games

    Google Answers (couldn't resist!)

    Graffiti

    Homework

    Horoscopes

    Instruction manuals

    Interactive scripts (e.g. computer game dialogs)

    Jingles

    Jokes

    Journals

    Languages (e.g. create a Klingon or Orc vocabulary)

    Legal briefs

    Legal materials — wills, contracts, etc

    Legal opinions

    Letters/Correspondence

    Liberettos

    Loglines — brief description of a script/show idea

    Logos

    Lyrics

    Magazine articles

    Maps

    Montages

    Music

    Movie

    Musical scores

    News items

    Paintings

    Patents

    Photographs

    Phrases, e.g. Trademarks, slogans, bumper-stickers, etc.

    Plays

    Poems

    Policy Papers

    Premise — mid-length description of a script idea

    Recipes

    Research reports

    Resumes

    Screenplays

    Sculpture

    Software

    Songs

    Specialty scores — such as Labanotation for dance choreography

    Speeches

    Stories

    Synopsis — Script summary, moderately detailed

    Tests

    Thesis/Doctorate

    Tongue Twisters

    Transcripts

    Translations

    Treatment — script summary, longer than a synopsis

    TV shows

    Videos

    Web pages

    Word and Number Puzzles (crosswords, sudoku, anagrams, word jumbles, etc)

    ===============

    Of course, each entry on the above list represents fairly broad

    categories that can be further sub-divided into an almost unlimited

    number of types of creations — how many different sorts of research

    reports are there, one wonders?

    However, I think the list provided is a pretty good first take on the

    types of things you (presumably) had in mind.

    Of course, if I've missed the mark at all — or even omitted some

    items that would be of interest to you — just let me know, and I'll

    be happy to continue working on this for you.

    All the best, for the holiday season and the new year.

    pafalafa-ga

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