Except for textbooks and articles published in scholarly journals, UAB shall have “shop rights” in work produced by faculty members on their own initiative which are not otherwise University Assigned Works, Sponsor Supported Works and/or University Assisted Works. “Shop rights” mean a non-exclusive, non-transferable, royalty-free license to reproduce, publicly perform or display or make derivative works of any copyrighted works, for educational or research purposes. Faculty, staff and students shall have shop rights to copyrighted works owned by the University which are University Assigned Works, Sponsor Supported Works and University Assisted Works provided such shop rights are not used in competition with the University during the individual’s employment with UAB or course of studies at UAB.
Faculty members are not required to disclose works produced by their own initiative. However, for University Assigned Works, Sponsor Supported Works and University Assisted Works, the creator shall provide written disclosure of the work during its creation or immediately thereafter to his or her unit leader and to the UAB Research Foundation.