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Arcadia University Authors

How Arcadia University looks at different institutional community members

 

Students

Generally considered to own whatever they author

Although Arcadia University's student handbook does not provide details, other universities and colleges consider students to be the owners of works that they author.

Read more  Copy and paste the following search terms into an internet search engine: student copyright site:.edu (Accessed 2 Sept. 2020)

 

Faculty

Generally considered to own whatever they author

Full-time faculty are governed by Arcadia University's faculty handbook. The University considers works "created, made, or originated by a faculty member [to] be the sole and exclusive property of the faculty member" ("90.08 Intellectual Property." Faculty Handbook, 2016, §II. Accessed 2 Sept. 2020.).

The University has the right to use those works "consistent with its educational and other missions" ("90.08 Intellectual Property." Faculty Handbook, 2016, §III. Accessed 2 Sept. 2020.).

Adjunct faculty are governed by the terms of their union contract.

 

Others

The University is generally considered to own whatever they author

Employers typically own the copyright to works authored by their employees.

Although contractors and volunteers are not generally considered university employees, work they author may be considered "specially ordered or commissioned for use." Unless they have a signed agreement with the University, their work will also typically be owned by Arcadia University.

Read more  Works Made for Hire (p. 2) which is the US Copyright Office’s definitive take on the topic. It was written for the general public.