Copyright protection is variously applied under the following conditions
- Individual - If materials are produced largely for individual
effort with no significant use of Institute personnel or facilities (other
than libraries or computing facilities) and outside of the terms of a contract
or grant, the individual owns the copyright.
- Institute-assigned - If the Institute assigns the employee
the task of producing specific materials, the copyright is held by the
Institute. The Institute may share or designate the copyright to
the individual to encourage development of copyrightable materials.
- Sponsor-supported - The specific terms of a contract or grant
shall determine the assignment of copyright when creative work is supported,
even partially, by an outside agency of grant.
More Information from Rensselaer
Copyright Law Highlights and "Fair Use" Guidelines