Southeastern Louisiana University has clear policies concerning ownership of materials, compensations, copyright issues, and the use of revenue derived from the creation and production of all intellectual property. Southeastern's Intellectual Property Policy and Copyright Policy are published in Southeastern's employee handbooks
(Part VI, Section R and Section J)
and are also available on Southeastern's website. These policies are applicable to faculty, staff, and students.
Southeastern's Intellectual Property Policy
Southeastern's Intellectual Property Policy is in compliance with federal and state guidelines, including the University of Louisiana System's Policies and Procedures Memoranda FS.III.VI.-1. Southeastern's policy provides guidelines on determining intellectual property ownership, including when Southeastern may assert ownership or joint ownership of intellectual property. Southeastern's Intellectual Property Committee serves as the University's Intellectual Property Advocate, responsible for encouraging research and scholarly activities, reviewing and recommending to the Provost changes in procedure, resolving questions of intellectual property ownership, and making recommendations to encourage disclosures and effective handling, evaluation, and management of intellectual property opportunities.
Southeastern's Copyright Policy
Southeastern's Copyright Policy specifies that faculty, staff, and students are to adhere to U.S. copyright law and offers guidelines to help determine if the use of copyrighted materials meets fair use exceptions provided by copyright law. The policy states that permission should be obtained before using copyrighted materials when there is doubt as to whether the use meets fair use guidelines.