Who owns the intellectual property in electronic course materials and online courses, and how should the rights, responsibilities and revenues of that intellectual property be assigned? These are contentious questions as new technologies upset the academic equilibrium and leave faculty and administrators struggling to find a new balance that recognizes and respects the contributions of all parties while fostering the creation and dissemination of new knowledge.
Drawing on examinations of intellectual property policies at some thirty North American institutions and interviews with faculty, administrators and legal counsel, The Rights Stuff cuts to the heart of the controversy to determine what is at stake for creators of intellectual property and for the institutions that employ them.
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