Copyright policy would bar staff at University of Nottingham from objecting to edited versions of their own lectures, which could be used during a strike
Academics have criticised a UK university’s plan to stop them claiming authorship of their own lectures.
With several British universities preparing to use recorded lectures to replace teaching missed by students during the walkouts by university staff over pensions reform, lecturers at the University of Nottingham have raised concerns about a new policy that requires them to sign away their intellectual property.
As part of the policy to record most lectures from 2018-19, the university is asking staff to give it an “exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable and irrevocable licence to all rights in the lecturer’s performance in [a recorded] lecture”.
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