Chicago, IL asked in Products Liability for Illinois

Q: I proposed a workshop to a university and am doing all the preparation. How can I keep the rights to the course content?


I have been collaboration with a prominent US university for over a year, teaching a course that is part of a broader professional certificate program. I only created part of the materials, so I never asked for the rights to keep the course content.

More recently, I contacted the same university and proposed to conduct corporate workshops on the same topic. These corporate workshops will be structured differently from the regular course, and I will be creating the structure, as well as all the materials. I should also mention that I am trying to start my company on the side. My goal is to keep the rights to all workshop content, so that down the road I can start offering this independently.

How can I best work with this university to ensure that, once I leave, no other instructor can use my workshop structure and content, and that I keep all the rights to all materials that I developed?


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1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: This sounds like something more closely related to copyright law than product liability law. If you reposted your question in the Copyright section, there would be better chances for input from an attorney who would understand the issues before you. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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