UGA and Copyright

This came up in class on Wednesday – does the University hold any copyright claim to works produced by students as a part of class assignments?

The answer is … no.

According to the Intellectual Property Policy of the University of Georgia:

II.B. University-Assigned Efforts

Ownership of Intellectual Property developed as a result of assigned University effort shall reside with the University. Copyrightable works created by an employee in the course of his/her employment are considered to be works made for hire under the Copyright Law, with ownership vested in the employer. Notwithstanding the above, however, a faculty member’s or student’s general obligation to produce scholarly and creative works does not constitute a work for hire or a specific University assignment. (Emphasis added)

So, your images are your images.


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