Who owns the copyright?
Normally the creator owns the copyright on creating the work. The easiest way to find the copyright owner is to look for the © symbol on the work. For example, © 2019 Griffith University. Here Griffith University owns the copyright, and the copyright began in 2019.
As the employer, Griffith University owns the copyright in scholarly works (such as articles and research data), educational materials, creative works, and software created by academic and general staff under their employment. For more detail, see Griffith's Intellectual Property Policy
Particular research funding agreements can also determine copyright ownership.
When two or more people make significant contributions to a work, there is joint copyright ownership.
In the Creative Arts, works are sometimes produced outside the scope of employment. In addition, grants supporting the production of creative works are sometimes only awarded to individuals and not a University.
For clarity on ownership, speak with your Director, or the Information Policy Officer.
Copyright ownership in teaching materials
As the employer, Griffith owns the copyright in educational materials staff create. If academic staff leave to teach elsewhere, Griffith grants the staff member a licence to use the educational materials (they individually created whilst working at Griffith) in their new position. Staff should acknowledge that the educational materials were created at Griffith University.
For more detail, see Griffith's Intellectual Property Policy.