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Copyright @ UC Geoffrey Pinski Howard Tolley
Introduction <ul><li>UC Policy - Patents and copyrights: Copyright policy - # 10-19-02 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.uc...
Types of Works <ul><li>Traditional works </li></ul><ul><li>Externally sponsored works </li></ul><ul><li>University sponsor...
Traditional works <ul><li>Unless the materials fall under one of the other definitions, the university disclaims ownership...
Externally sponsored works <ul><li>The ownership will be determined as part of the ordinary contracting process. </li></ul...
University sponsored works <ul><li>The following works are considered “work for hire” by the University: </li></ul><ul><ul...
University supported work <ul><li>The university claims copyright to works produced with significant use of its resources....
Rights and Obligations - Faculty <ul><li>To report promptly all copyrightable works to which the university claims ownersh...
Rights and Obligations - University <ul><li>To keep the faculty, staff and students apprised of the university’s policy on...
Administration <ul><li>To provide information on copyrights and the university copyright policy to the university communit...
Disclosure <ul><li>http://www.ipo.uc.edu/file_pdf/SoftwareDisclosureForm-2008.pdf </li></ul>
Questions <ul><li>Do faculty members share in royalties when UC markets their work to others? </li></ul><ul><li>Can UC pro...
Do faculty members share in royalties when UC markets their work to others? <ul><li>For the most part, yes </li></ul><ul><...
Can UC provide course materials to other instructors for class use or revise teaching materials before or after the creato...
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Copyright in Academia: How Does it Work?

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An AAUP sponsored a presentation on Copyright at the University of Cincinnati, primarily about copyright issues at UC

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Copyright in Academia: How Does it Work?

  1. 1. Copyright @ UC Geoffrey Pinski Howard Tolley
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>UC Policy - Patents and copyrights: Copyright policy - # 10-19-02 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.uc.edu/trustees/rules/RuleDetail.asp?ID=84 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Types of works </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rights and Obligations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disclosure </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Types of Works <ul><li>Traditional works </li></ul><ul><li>Externally sponsored works </li></ul><ul><li>University sponsored works </li></ul><ul><li>University supported work </li></ul>
  4. 4. Traditional works <ul><li>Unless the materials fall under one of the other definitions, the university disclaims ownership of copyrights in traditional works of scholarship. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Textbooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monographs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Papers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Musical compositions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Works of art and artistic imagination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unpublished manuscripts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dissertations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Theses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Popular nonfiction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Novels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poems </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Externally sponsored works <ul><li>The ownership will be determined as part of the ordinary contracting process. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Options include: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Exclusive license for any use </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assignment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Non-exclusive license for internal use </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>If the agreement contains no provision for copyright (i.e. is silent), the university shall own any work created. </li></ul><ul><li>UC shall not waive the right to publish results of research </li></ul>
  6. 6. University sponsored works <ul><li>The following works are considered “work for hire” by the University: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>works created as the result of specific assignments; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>works supported by a direct allocation of university funds for the pursuit of a specific project; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>works that are specially commissioned by the university. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The following shall not create one of the conditions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the general obligation to produce scholarly works </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the payment of regular salary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the use of office and library facilities, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the provision of incidental clerical support or reasonable data and word processing. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. University supported work <ul><li>The university claims copyright to works produced with significant use of its resources. </li></ul><ul><li>The following are not significant uses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the general obligation to produce scholarly works </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the payment of regular salary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the use of office and library facilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the provision of incidental clerical support or reasonable data and word processing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use of university resources that exceed the normal amount of resources available to faculty/staff /students must be approved in advance by the vice president for research. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Rights and Obligations - Faculty <ul><li>To report promptly all copyrightable works to which the university claims ownership under this policy to the office of the vice president for research. </li></ul><ul><li>To assign title to the work to the university. </li></ul><ul><li>To cooperate: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In executing any legal documents; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In any litigation arising out of the work; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In reasonable marketing efforts related to the work. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>After disclosure to the university of a work, to receive notice within a reasonable time of the university’s intention to retain title to the work. </li></ul><ul><li>To receive a share of any royalties or licensing fees that may be due in accordance with an applicable agreement. </li></ul><ul><li>To receive title to any work for which the university chooses not to retain title. </li></ul><ul><li>To the right of timely publication of the work, consistent with any applicable licensing agreement. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Rights and Obligations - University <ul><li>To keep the faculty, staff and students apprised of the university’s policy on copyrightable works and of any university-wide agreements with external sources that may be in effect regarding the evaluation and/or marketing of such works. </li></ul><ul><li>After a work is reported, to act in a timely manner to determine whether the university chooses to retain title. </li></ul><ul><li>To give notice to a creator of the intention of the university to retain title to a work. </li></ul><ul><li>To assign to the creator title to any work subject to this rule and for which the university chooses not to retain title. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Administration <ul><li>To provide information on copyrights and the university copyright policy to the university community. </li></ul><ul><li>In consultation with the general counsel and vice president for legal affairs, to determine the rights of the university in any copyrightable works created or to be created with university resources. </li></ul><ul><li>To develop and approve agreements for the use of university resources in the creation of copyrightable works. </li></ul><ul><li>To provide assistance in securing the copyright to any works in which the university has rights. </li></ul><ul><li>To exercise responsibility for marketing, licensing or distributing copyrightable works in which the university retains title. </li></ul><ul><li>To arrange distribution of royalty income. </li></ul><ul><li>Subject to the supervision of the contracting officer, to approve terms for licensing, sale, assignment, transfer or other disposition of the university’s property rights in copyrightable materials. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Disclosure <ul><li>http://www.ipo.uc.edu/file_pdf/SoftwareDisclosureForm-2008.pdf </li></ul>
  12. 12. Questions <ul><li>Do faculty members share in royalties when UC markets their work to others? </li></ul><ul><li>Can UC provide course materials to other instructors for class use or unilaterally revise teaching materials before or after the creator’s retirement? </li></ul><ul><li>What UC resources are available to faculty interested in doing work for hire? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Do faculty members share in royalties when UC markets their work to others? <ul><li>For the most part, yes </li></ul><ul><li>There are number of different ways of which the money has been shared. The two most used are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The patent policy’s royalty share </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>80/20% split between the department and the University </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Can UC provide course materials to other instructors for class use or revise teaching materials before or after the creator’s retirement? <ul><li>First question – In which category do course materials fall? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Traditional works </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Externally sponsored works </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University sponsored works </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University supported work </li></ul></ul><ul><li>General answer - unless it falls in one of the support categories or there is an agreement to the contrary then UC likely may not have the right to provide the materials to another instructor; nor be able to revise the materials. </li></ul>
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