Faculty Cry Foul Over Intellectual-Property Policy at U. of Louisiana System

Courtesy Philippe R. Girard

Philippe R. Girard, an associate professor of history at McNeese State U., says the university system could ask him to turn over 60 percent of the royalties he receives from any books he writes.
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A broadly written intellectual-property policy that appears to give the University of Louisiana a stake in royalties its professors earn from books and even artistic works has created an uproar within the nine-campus system.

Faculty members on...

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