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05 Who owns copyright for a recorded class?

Question

a) Is a University Groningen lecturer allowed to share a Groningen class with non-university groups. Does he or she need permission from the Faculty or University Board?

b) Is a lecturer who is no longer working for the university allowed to share a Groningen class with non-university groups. Does he or she need permission from the Faculty or University Board?

c) Can the department or university keep the recorded class and keep sharing it, even if the lecturer is no longer working for the university?

Answer

a) See question 4 and the answer to question 3.

b) As explained above, the employer owns copyright of teaching materials. This means that, in principle, permission is needed. Guidance can be given by department policies.

c) In principle, the employer, as copyright owner, is allowed to decide on sharing and publishing teaching materials, even when the lecturer is no longer working for the university.
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