Answered By: Ken Fujiuchi
Last Updated: Nov 29, 2016     Views: 18

It depends. Under the current SUNY copyright policy, faculty retain ownership of works produced in the scope of employment, including works produced for on-line instruction unless there is a written agreement between the University and the faculty member to the contrary   Putting it more specifically, SUNY and faculty may contract for “work-for-hire,” authorize the work in advance by written agreement, and determine in the contract who the owner shall be.   With respect to work produced for on-line instruction,  practice regarding the use of written agreements varies from campus to campus.   In the absence of a written work-for-hire agreement, copyright ownership vests in the faculty.