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Ownership of Creative Works



Academic Works:  Unless Belmont University provides prior written notice to the contrary, the intellectual property rights to all materials created by Belmont students to satisfy course requirements for their respective majors and degree programs shall belong to the students who created the materials.

Student Employee Works:  All materials created by Belmont students within the course and scope of their employment by Belmont, in whatever medium they may exist, are rendered at Belmont's request and direction as "Work Made for Hire" and shall be the sole property of Belmont. The student worker shall have no further rights in it.  

Student Organization Works:  The university owns the intellectual property rights to all materials created by Belmont students in the course and scope of their participation in co-curricular activities of student organizations which are chartered by or affiliated with Belmont University including but not limited to SGA, Program Board, and Student Leadership Council.

University Sponsored Clubs and Events:  Belmont University retains all ownership rights in intellectual property created by Belmont students for production, conception, design, and promotion of university-produced events, regardless of any academic credit earned through the students' participation. Examples of such clubs and events include but are not limited to SIFE and the Curb College's Showcase Concert Series.



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