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BUas & Copyright

What is my position as a BUas employee? Am I, as a BUas employee, free to discuss copyrights with publishers?

No, you are not. Employees of BUas who create a publication or another product (just think of films, photos, text files, etc.) within the framework of their job or during work hours are not the copyright holders of these products. BUas is the copyright holder of these works, so employees are not free to offer their publications to a publisher or other organisation.

In other words, employees are not permitted to make decisions about the reproduction or republication of their works. Only BUas, represented by the Academy Managers, is permitted to make decisions of this sort, possibly in consultation with the creator.

The position of BUas regarding copyrights is based upon the Collective employment agreement for the Higher Professional education sector. New editions of the collective employment agreement are published in English and in Dutch on the website of Vereniging Hogescholen.