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Copyrights

Materials Created by Students

In general, students own the copyright to coursework that is their own original creation, subject to any ownership rights of other contributors, including other students and/or faculty.

In the case of Media Projects (video and audio productions, films, digital presentations, and other nonprint media) produced in fulfillment of class assignments or individual study projects, if they are made on New York Institute of Technology premises, and/or with school equipment, funds, or other resources, they will be co-owned by the student(s) and the university, and the following rules will apply:

  1. Either the student or New York Institute of Technology may arrange for distribution; students who do not wish to have the Media Project distributed may veto distribution.
  2. New York Institute of Technology will decide whether or not to put its name on a given Media Project.
  3. Distribution deals, whether arranged by New York Institute of Technology or by the student, must be approved and signed by the Provost.
  4. All income, net of costs, will be shared by New York Institute of Technology and the student(s) on a 50/50 basis.
  5. If the Media Project is entered into a competition, any prize will go to the student(s), minus any cost of placing the Media Project in competition.
  6. Media Projects may be distributed only after a faculty advisor has made sure that all necessary clearances have been obtained by the student(s).
  7. The student and the university each has a right to copies at cost; such copies may not be rented or sold.
Materials Provided to Students

Course materials provided to students by the professor are owned by the professor, New York Institute of Technology, or an outside author or provider, as applicable, and may not be copied or used by students in any manner without permission. For example, it is an unlawful copyright infringement for a student to post course-lecture notes, PowerPoint presentations, exams, or other such materials on websites, whether or not the student receives payment for the posting.

Patents

Please see the provisions applicable to students of the NYIT Patent Policy.