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2018

Intellectual Property Law

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Sean Seymore

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How Does My Work Become Our Work? Dilution Of Authorship In Scientific Papers, And The Need For The Academy To Obey Copyright Law, Sean B. Seymore Oct 2018

How Does My Work Become Our Work? Dilution Of Authorship In Scientific Papers, And The Need For The Academy To Obey Copyright Law, Sean B. Seymore

Sean Seymore

Professors enjoy a world of extensive institutional autonomy and individual academic freedom. Universities and courts defer to a professor’s judgment for “genuinely academic decisions” unless they depart from academic norms. Universities, courts, and professional societies should intervene, however, when academic norms and custom do not comport with the law.