Who Owns Course Materials Prepared by a Teacher or Professor? The Application of Copyright Law to Teaching Materials in the Internet Age

20 Pages Posted: 21 Jun 2000

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Georgia L. Holmes

Minnesota State University, Mankato - College of Business

Daniel A. Levin

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Abstract

Many teachers and professors prepare course materials to enhance the educational value of their classes. If such course materials constitute copyrightable works under federal copyright law, the question arises: Who owns the copyright to such materials? The educational institution? The teacher or the professor? What is the legal effect of the teacher or professor posting such materials on the educational institution's internet website? This article explores these questions.

JEL Classification: K11

Suggested Citation

Holmes, Georgia L. and Levin, Daniel Andrew Henschel, Who Owns Course Materials Prepared by a Teacher or Professor? The Application of Copyright Law to Teaching Materials in the Internet Age. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=221993 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.221993

Georgia L. Holmes

Minnesota State University, Mankato - College of Business ( email )

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Daniel Andrew Henschel Levin (Contact Author)

Minnesota State University, Mankato ( email )

College of Business
Mankato, MN 56001
United States
(612) 600-3457 (Phone)

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