This is very lenient -- you keep all your patents and copyrights, but
Caltech gets to use them and give away licenses to them.
> UC undergrads, though, are not routinely expected to sign the UC Policy.
> I think this shows a lack of confidence, that the tens of thousands of
> fine UC undergraduates are unlikely to be as inventive as Techers.
> Nevertheless, the formal policy still dictates:
You can't sign away copyright rights implicitly or verbally, IIRC. You
have to do it explicitly and in writing.
I don't know about patent rights.
These policies worry me quite a bit. Caltech's seems just, but UC's
sounds like pure profiteering. Is it a fucking public university
devoted to the furtherance of research and open inquiry, or is it a
business founded on intellectual property? It can't be both.
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