[Cc-uk] Academics are not free either...

Ian Brown I.Brown at cs.ucl.ac.uk
Thu Apr 28 15:44:49 EDT 2005

> Actually this is completely untrue. Academics *technically* do not own 
> the copyright to their own work as they are designated as employee's of 
> the University

Depends on your employment contract... Few universities demand that 
their academic employees transfer copyright in works. A bigger issue is 
the copyright policy of journals, who very often do demand that 
copyright in papers published be transfered, and impose tight 
restrictions on how the academic may then use their own work. The open 
access journal people are doing good work trying to fix this situation.
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