Education update: how do you protect your intellectual property?
By Alan Harper
Schools, colleges and universities, like any organisation or business, frequently use and create intellectual property (IP), for example drawings, photographs and logos, as part of their activities. It needs to be clear who owns the IP that is used or created to make sure that the rights vesting in it are owned by the correct entity and can be protected.
Copyright seeks to protect the form of expression of ideas. It protects, for example, written works, scripts, drawings, sound recordings, films and broadcasts. This IP right arises automatically upon creation of a copyright work.
In relation to copyright works, the general rule is that the author of the work, defined as the person who creates the work, will be the owner of that copyright…
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