Hello . I want to make an online contract for the following: paying an expert ping pong player to record some videos about how to play ping pong and selling the videos under his name/CV. I want to earn 100% of the financial rights for the product. Is it ok to make an online contract?
You will never get 100% of the financial right unless you create a contract where the ping pong player is treated as an independent contract, where he is performing an activity for your business. As part of the independent contractor contract will be a statement of them releasing any intellectual property rights. You will need to retain a business and or intellectual property attorney to go over these points with you and have them draft the necessary documents. Good luck.
I would suggest that you have an attorney write the contract for you, but in general, yes; sending and signing contracts digitally is a valid way to send and sign contracts.
Yes, provided that both parties agree to execute a contract in digital form. Almost every state has adopted the UETA to accept electronic transactions. Washington is one of the three that has not adopted the uniform law, but it does have a statute (RCW 19.34) to allow for e-signatures.
I use e-signatures almost exclusively in my law practice. Paperless contracts are now considered normal and acceptable in a variety of industries.
Note: this answer only addresses the question you asked about digital vs. paper contracts. It sounds like you are not asking for any advice on the intellectual property that is the subject of your contract, but you may want to consult an attorney about that before formalizing an agreement.
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