It’s one thing for companies to insist on ownership of patents for things developed in their labs on their time. At least the inventors sometimes get internal recognition, not to mention resumé cred.
But now we have a school board in Prince George’s County, Maryland, that wants to assert ownership of the copyrights not just for things like lesson plans and computer apps created by teachers in the system using district-provided iPads and other tools, but also for material written or developed by students as part of a classroom assignment.
And that is just plain wrong. Wrong wrong wrong with a side order of extremely bad and heinous. And did I mention, just plain wrong?
Not that I feel strongly on the subject, or anything like that.