DFARS 252.227-7021 Rights in Data--Existing Works. Basic (Mar 1979) (Current)

As prescribed at 227.7105-2(a), use the clause at 252.227-7021, Rights in Data—Existing Works, in lieu of the clause at 252.227-7013, Rights in Technical Data—Noncommercial Items, in solicitations and contracts exclusively for existing works when— (1) The existing works will be acquired without modification; and (2) The Government requires the right to reproduce, prepare derivative works, or publicly perform or display the existing works; or
(3) The Government has a specific need to obtain indemnity for liabilities that may arise out of the content, performance, use, or disclosure of such data.

(b) The clause at 252.227-7021 provides the Government, and others acting on its behalf, a paid-up, non-exclusive, irrevocable, world-wide license to reproduce, prepare derivative works and publicly perform or display the works called for by a contract and to authorize others to do so for government purposes.

(c) A contract clause is not required to acquire existing works such as books, magazines and periodicals, in any storage or retrieval medium, when the Government will not reproduce the books, magazines or periodicals, or prepare derivative works.


      (a)  The term “works” as used herein includes literary, musical, and dramatic works; pantomimes and choreographic works; pictorial, graphic and sculptural works; motion pictures and other audiovisual works; sound recordings; and works of a similar nature.  The term does not include financial reports, cost analyses, and other information incidental to contract administration.

      (b)  Except as otherwise provided in this contract, the Contractor hereby grants to the Government a nonexclusive, paid-up license throughout the world (1) to distribute, perform publicly, and display publicly the works called for under this contract and (2) to authorize others to do so for Government purposes.

      (c)  The Contractor shall indemnify and save and hold harmless the Government, and its officers, agents, and employees acting for the Government, against any liability, including costs and expenses, (1) for violation of proprietary rights, copyrights, or rights of privacy or publicity arising out of the creation, delivery, or use, of any works furnished under this contract, or (2) based upon any libelous or other unlawful matter contained in same works.

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Prime’s Interest;

52.227-17 Rights in Data-Special Works.

52.227-18 Rights in Data-Existing Works.

52.227-2 Notice and Assistance Regarding Patent and Copyright Infringement.

52.227-3 Patent Indemnity.

52.227-4 Patent Indemnity-Construction Contracts.

52.227-5 Waiver of Indemnity.

52.228-8 Liability and Insurance-Leased Motor Vehicles.

52.236-10 Operations and Storage Areas.

52.237-7 Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance.

52.247-21 Contractor Liability for Personal Injury and/or Property Damage.

52.247-23 Contractor Liability for Loss of and/or Damage to Household Goods.

52.250-1 Indemnification Under Public Law 85-804.

52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions—Commercial Products and Commercial Services.

252.204-7014 Limitations on the Use or Disclosure of Information by Litigation Support Contractors.

252.204-7015 Notice of Authorized Disclosure of Information for Litigation Support.

252.217-7012 Liability and Insurance.

252.222-7002 Compliance with Local Labor Laws (Overseas).

252.227-7001 Release of Past Infringement.

252.227-7020 Rights in Special Works.

252.227-7025 Limitations on the Use or Disclosure of Government-Furnished Information Marked with Restrictive Legends.

252.228-7006 Compliance with Spanish Laws and Insurance.

252.235-7000 Indemnification Under 10 U.S.C. 3861--Fixed Price.

252.235-7001 Indemnification Under 10 U.S.C. 3861--Cost Reimbursement.

252.237-7014 Loss or Damage (Count-of-Articles).

252.237-7015 Loss or Damage (Weight of Articles).

252.247-7016 Contractor Liability for Loss or Damage.

1852.227-86 Commercial Computer Software--Licensing.

1852.227-88 Government-furnished computer software and related technical data.

1852.245-72 Liability for Government property furnished for repair or other services.

3052.217-95 Liability and insurance (USCG).

3052.228-93 Risk and indemnities (USCG).

5352.228-9101 Insurance Certificate Requirement in Spain (USAFE)

5152.228-5900 Government Liability for Non-Tactical Vehicles

552.232-78 Commercial Supplier Agreements–Unenforceable Clauses.

1452.228-72 Liability for Loss or Damage - Department of the Interior.

952.250-70 Nuclear hazards indemnity agreement.

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