1992 Policy on Copyright
scholarly/aesthetic work is a work originated by a designated academic
appointee resulting from independent academic effort.
of copyrights to scholarly/aesthetic works shall reside with the
designated academic appointee originator, unless they are also sponsored
works or contracted facilities works, or unless the designated academic
appointee agrees to participate in a project which has special provisions
on copyright ownership pursuant to Section VI.C. of this Policy.
personal work is a work that is prepared outside the course and
scope of University employment (except for permissible non-University
consulting activities) without the use of University Resources.
of copyrights to Personal works shall reside with the originator.
student work is a work produced by a registered student without
the use of University funds (other than Student Financial Aid),
that is produced outside any University employment, and is not a
sponsored, contracted facilities, or commissioned work.
of copyrights to student works shall reside with the originator.
sponsored work is a work first produced by or through the University
in the performance of a written agreement between the University
and a sponsor. Sponsored works generally include interim and final
technical reports, software, and other works first created in the
performance of a sponsored agreement. Sponsored works do not include
journal articles, lectures, books or other copyrighted works created
through independent academic effort and based on the findings of
the sponsored project, unless the sponsored agreement states otherwise.
of copyrights to sponsored works shall be with the University unless
the sponsored agreement states otherwise. Any sponsored work agreement
which provides for ownership by other than the University generally
shall provide the University with a free-of-cost, nonexclusive,
world-wide license to use and reproduce the copyrighted work for
education and research purposes.
commissioned work is a work produced for University purposes by
individuals not employed at the University or by University employees
outside their regular University employment.
the University commissions for the production of a work, title normally
shall reside with the University. In all cases, copyright ownership
shall be specified in a written agreement. Any such agreement which
provides for ownership by other than the University, generally shall
also provide the University with a free-of-cost, nonexclusive, world-wide
license to use and reproduce the copyrighted work for education
and research purposes.
Contracted Facilities Work
contracted facilities work is a work produced by non-University
personnel or University personnel acting outside the course and
scope of their employment, using designated University facilities
pursuant to a written agreement.
of copyrights to contracted facilities work shall be governed by
the agreement permitting use of the specified University facilities.
Depending on the nature of the facility and the nature and extent
of the use, the agreement may specify that ownership of resulting
copyrights rests with the University, or the University simply may
be paid a fee for the use of the facility, or some other arrangement
may be appropriate.
as otherwise provided in this Policy, the University shall own all
copyrights to works made by University employees in the course and
scope of their employment and shall own all copyrights to works
made with the use of University resources.
Work Acquired by Assignment or Will
University may acquire copyrights by assignment or will pursuant
to the terms of a written agreement or testament. The terms of such
agreements should be consistent with this Policy on Copyright Ownership
and other University policies governing such acquisitions.