ERIC Number: ED451734
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Ownership of New Works at the University: Unbundling of Rights and the Pursuit of Higher Learning. Discussion Series.
California State Univ., Sacramento.; State Univ. of New York, Albany.; City Univ. of New York, NY.
This booklet offers a framework for present and future discussions of issues surrounding the ownership of intellectual property, with a focus on issues of copyright. It addresses three concepts that are important for education and the creation and use of information. The first is that the initial ownership of newly created intellectual property in traditional university settings and the subsequent disposition of the associated property rights often has been unguided. The second concept is that the effectiveness of higher education requires a better understanding of how ownership rights associated with new intellectual property promote the mutual benefit of faculty, staff, students, and their learning communities. The third is that new models for the allocation of intellectual rights must be considered and designed to anticipate the influence of new technologies on teaching, learning, research, and creative activity in U.S. universities. Of particular interest will be issues associated with distance education and forms of educational technology. Central to the recommendations for the future is unbundling rights associated with new works to make them most appropriately available for teaching, learning, and research. Other recommendations call for standard policies and practices to remove confusion over the ownership and use of materials. (Contains 11 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Intellectual Property, Legal Responsibility, Models, Policy Formation
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Sacramento.; State Univ. of New York, Albany.; City Univ. of New York, NY.