Control of UW owned works:
- Author retains control of internal use
- Author has input on external use
Internal UW Use
When the University has an ownership interest in copyrights, the
copyright policy provides that instances of internal use of the
works are subject to the approval of the author, while the author
remains an employee of the University, unless that approval has
been waived expressly or implicitly.
The author also has the right to request revisions or request that
materials be withdrawn from use if revisions cannot be made as needed.
The only charges allowed for internal use between departments or
other units are those associated with incremental costs of internal
transfer. Therefore, also, no royalties are shared on payments resulting
from internal uses of copyright materials prepared within the scope
of the Copyright Policy.
If there are disagreements regarding revisions in materials in
which the University has invested significant funds, the Dean of
the unit involved should mediate. If the author leaves University
employment, the University has an unrestricted internal use right
unless the University agrees otherwise.
External uses of copyright materials in which the University has
an interest should be preceded by a written agreement specifying
conditions of use, and the right of the author to revise or withdraw
materials from use.