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Online Course

Scenario

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 A faculty member retires from Middlebury after many years. This faculty member is then directed by the Office of the Provost to develop digital resources for an online course for alumni. Substantial resources are allocated for the development and implementation of the project, including the hiring of a third party to develop video materials.

What is the IP Right?

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Copyright in the digital materials.

Who is/are the creators?

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Faculty member.

What does the Middlebury policy say?

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 IP is owned by Middlebury due to substantial support, commissioned nature of project, and funding for this project beyond normal teaching activities. This determination of IP would be communicated and discussed at the outside of the project to give the faculty member an opportunity to negotiate an agreement that stipulates provisions related to IP.  IP committee strongly recommends that the faculty and institution generate an agreement at the outset of the project that details any IP provisions that differ from the ownership structure described above.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 See: Determination of IP Ownership section on directed projects and substantial resources.

Source: http://ipwg.middcreate.net/applying-the-ip-policy/online-course/