Intellectual Property Policies
The FAU Intellectual Property Policy (“IPP”) governs the creation of eLearning material, as it governs instructional works created for in class education. Under the IPP, regular instructional works, which are owned by the author, are defined as works “developed without the use of appreciable University Support and used solely for the purpose of assisting or enhancing the faculty member’s instructional assignment….”
As further stated in the IPP, where eLearning material is created as a specific requirement of employment or as an assigned instructional duty, it will be owned by the University. This is a re-statement of the traditional concept of a “work for hire” as applied in the university setting.