Thursday, February 16, 2012
Some proposed changes in an existing IP policy at the University of Louisiana system have some faculty extremely upset. The changes, which actually tweak IP policy already in place but apparently overlooked, would allow University administrators to claim 60 percent of faculty royalties earned for academic writings and to hold proposed contracts for up to four months while the administration decided whether it wanted to claim any rights in the proposed works. IP experts at other universities say the general policy seems to be a departure from those in place at other institutions. More here from the Chronicle of Higher Education. Here's a link to the AAUP webpage offering "sample intellectual property policy & contract language."