Topic Archives: Intellectual Property

November 16, 2015Compliance, Intellectual Property

Department of Education Proposes Open Licensing Requirement for Grant Recipients

On November 3, 2015, the Department of Education (“DoEd”) issued proposed regulations that would require grantees to give the public unrestricted access to all copyrightable materials or modifications to existing content created in whole or in part with DoEd grant funds (“Materials”). Under this new “open licensing requirement,” grantees must provide to the public a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, and irrevocable license to the Materials. ...›