he legal and ethical right to keep all the royalties to herself because the faculty handbook does not addresses this issue rather it states that faculty members shall be granted a salary increment and favorable performance evaluation on the basis of their research and publications. Hence the university principle has no legal right to ask for the share of royalties instead he has to increase Marks’s salary.
The university president and Marks should resolve this issue through evaluating the legal terms and conditions of publications in addition to employment contract (Torremans, 2009). This will also help in formulating the university copyright policy such as the following:
If the university wishes to benefit from royalties of different publications by faculty members then a written contract must be signed between the two parties prior to the origination of work. However, if the intellectual material is published by the university’s publishing house then the management reserves all the copyrights and related ...Show more