Policies: SUNY Copyright Policy

State University of New York Copyright Policy

April 1, 1990

Generally the members of the staff of the University shall retain all rights to copyright and publish written works produced by them.  However, in cases where persons are employed or directed within the scope of their employment to produce specific work subject to copyright the University shall have the right to publish such work without copyright or to copyright it in its own name.  The copyright will also be subject to any contractual arrangements by the University for work in the course of which the writing was done.  Staff members will be expected not to allow the privilege to write and retain the right to their work to interfere with their University duties.  In those cases where an author desires the help of University facilities, arrangements should be made through the administrative staff of his institution in advance with respect to the assistance which may be appropriately given and the equity of the University in the finished work.

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