Do I need to get permission to use content created by faculty?
Last Updated: Apr 22, 2022     Views: 3

It depends.

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

  • If the content was created by faculty for UOPX, then the university retains the licensing to use the content, regardless if they are still employed with 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. Permission must be secured from the university for which it was created as well as from the authors of the content.

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 and the need for written permission will depend on such factors as the contents' integral status and/or any copyright notices that may apply.