INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
ADOPT: AUGUST 10, 1999
REVISED: MARCH 13, 2001
Santa Rosa Junior College recognizes the need to adopt and maintain an Intellectual Property Rights policy, which encourages faculty and staff to engage in the production of scholarly works, creative publications, and technology-based materials. Inherent in these policies is the following general assumptions:
That the rights of faculty, staff and the District need to be fairly balanced through mutual agreement.
That the following definitions regarding copyright, royalties, and utilization of all materials will be consistent with the promotion of academic freedom and "fair use" guidelines.
The District is not interested in entering into agreements for the express purpose of achieving a financial gain. The District is interested in receiving fair compensation for use of public resources employed in creation of such works.
The right to claim copyright shall be determined in the following manner:
Responsibility for official registration of copyright will lie with the owner of the copyright. In those cases where there is shared ownership, the District will be responsible for filing for both parties for registration of copyright.
Royalties and Distribution Rights
The ownership of copyright determines royalty distribution rights.
All royalties or profits will be distributed to reimburse the copyright owners for documented expenses related to the creation and production of the materials. Any remaining royalties or profits will be distributed according to the terms of a separate contract.
District Use of Copyrighted Materials
If the District wishes to video tape, broadcast or televise any classroom, laboratory, or other instructional activity, it will first obtain the written permission of the faculty and staff member.
Before the District enters into any agreement for commercial redistribution of an instructional activity performed by the faculty or staff member as part of their employment with the District, the District will first obtain written permission of the faculty or staff member. The District will retain all profits from such commercial redistribution.
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