Information to guide writers in decisions about using copyright-protected resources is located in the Copyright Toolkit (screenshot of homepage below).
Content included in the Copyright Toolkit:
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Works for Hire
Works created in the course of employment are considered "work for hire". Section 201 (b) of the US Copyright Law states "In the case of a work made for hire, the employer or other person for whom the work was prepared is considered the author for purposes of this title, and, unless the parties have expressly agreed otherwise in a written instrument signed by them, owns all of the rights comprised in the copyright."
Review Rasmussen University's Faculty Contract for additional information about "work for hire".
How to Determine Authorship
Learn about authorship, including how to clearly define what it means to be an author and who deserves such credit, understand the rewards and responsibilities of authorship, abide by common standards by which to determine the order of authors, and resolve authorship-related conflicts.
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Use ORCID to establish a persistent digital identifier to ensure all of your work is attributed to and associated with your name (even if your name changes) and not someone with a similar name.