Paul D. Camp Community College (PDCCC) acknowledges and abides by all current copyright and intellectual property law and guidelines as well as the intellectual property policy of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), which is published in the VCCS Policy Manual (Section 12, Intellectual Property). Unless usage of a copyrighted work falls under the deﬁnition of Fair Use, written permission must be obtained from the copyright holder before using/reproducing the item. As articulated in the VCCS policy, faculty shall retain intellectual property rights on scholarly or creative works that have been produced without the signiﬁcant use of college resources. Intellectual property rights of employees and students shall be governed by the provisions of the VCCS policy.
Ownership of Intellectual Property (Students)
Except as otherwise provided by separate written agreement or waiver that is executed by a duly authorized ofﬁcer of the VCCS or a college, the VCCS:
- Does not claim an ownership interest in intellectual property produced by a student provided that the production of the intellectual property is not an assigned duty and it involves only incidental use of college resources. VCCS does, however, claim the right to use student intellectual property for its internal educational and administrative purposes.
- Claims a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free license to use intellectual property developed by a student with the substantial use of college resources.
- Claims an exclusive ownership interest in any intellectual property developed by a student with the signiﬁcant use of college resources.
Administration of Policy
Administration of PDCCC’s intellectual property will be overseen by the Vice President for Academic and Student Development who will serve as the intellectual property ofﬁcer. The Intellectual Property Committee will also provide oversight for this area. Members will be selected by the Vice President for Academic and Student Development.
Other matters related to intellectual property (including deﬁnitions, sponsor-supported intellectual property efforts, royalty provisions and other related matters) shall be governed by the provisions of the VCCS policy.