Do I need to get permission to use content created by faculty?
Last Updated: Apr 24, 2024     Views: 38

It depends.

In the case where the ID is requesting to download materials to UOPX servers:

  • If the content was created by faculty for UOPX, then the university retains the licensing to use the content, regardless of their current employment status with the University, and no written permission is required. (It still needs to be submitted as content for the course, though).
  • If the content was created by a faculty member while they were employed at another university, we need permission to download it. In most cases, the copyright will reside with the University with which the faculty was employed. 

In the case where the request is to link to content on another site:

  • If we are linking to the content on an external site created by a faculty member while they were employed at another university (e.g., linking to a PDF on a University of California website created by faculty formerly employed by UC), current permission policies apply. The need for written permission will depend on such factors as the content's integral status and/or any copyright notices that may apply.