Consider the following questions to determine if you are a U of T author according to the Copyright Policy:
- Have you made or developed an architectural, artistic, choreographic, cinematographic, dramatic, literary, musical, scientific, technical or other work in which copyright may subsist under the Copyright Act and applicable law?
- Are you an employee, student, visitor or other member of the U of T community?
- Did you make substantial use of university funds or facilities in creating the work?
If you answered “Yes” to all of these questions, you may be required to file a Copyright Disclosure Form with IPO.
U of T will own the work if it was created in the course of your employment by U of T, or if you were specifically commissioned by U of T under a written agreement in which you assigned the work to U of T. In all other cases, except if the work has been granted to a third party, the author will own the work.
To file an copyright disclosure:
- Fill out the Copyright Disclosure Form.
- Submit the original, signed form to the Intellectual Property Officer. An electronic copy can be submitted via email to email@example.com
If you need any assistance with filling out your form, please contact the Intellectual Property Officer.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here to help you fulfill your disclosure obligations.