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To obtain a license for the university to use an outside party's copyrighted material need to create a contract regardless of the cost of the license. This includes licenses that are offered for a nominal fee. Please contact your university contract office if you need a template agreement for this purpose.
Students who participate in programs that develop intellectual property own the right to that property. In order for the university to use student-generated intellectual property a valid license must be signed by the student and the university. An alternative program must be offered if the student owning the intellectual property does not wish to relinquish intellectual property rights required by a university program.
Examples: use of images, branded manuals, reprinting articles
The University is often asked to grant permission to use its own copyrighted materials. Such permission should be documented in writing. Contact your Technology Advancement Office to begin the process to obtain that permission.