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Submission + - PG County MD considers copyright ownership of student and teacher works (washingtonpost.com) 1

schwit1 writes: A proposal by the Prince George’s County Board of Education to copyright work created by staff and students for school could mean that a picture drawn by a first-grader, a lesson plan developed by a teacher or an app created by a teen would belong to the school system, not the individual.

It’s not unusual for a company to hold the rights to an employee’s work, copyright policy experts said. But the Prince George’s policy goes a step further by saying that work created for the school by employees during their own time and using their own materials is the school system’s property.

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PG County MD considers copyright ownership of student and teacher works

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  • Since school is compulsory, claiming the student's work is a huge legal problem. I'm not a fan of employers claiming non-employment related work either, but they slide by (leaving just a bit of slime behind them) based on the idea that the employee is free to resign.

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