3020: Ownership of Copyrighted Works

Works created by ESU employees in the course and scope of their employment remain the property of the ESU. The board may enter into a written agreement with a staff member allowing the staff member to share ownership of a copyright in the covered work. The board will only enter into such an agreement if the written work was created apart from, and in addition to, what the ESU requires and if the ESU will not incur an expense to replace the work.

The board hereby expressly grants to other educational entities located within Nebraska a non-exclusive license to use the district’s copyrighted works for educational purposes within Nebraska when those works have been placed onto collaborative learning systems within the State.

Adopted on: June 9, 2008
Revised on: Sept. 10, 2018
Reviewed on: May 9, 2011