Research in Science (Intellectual Property)

TitleResearch in Science (Intellectual Property)
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2010
PublisherNational Academy of Engineering, Online Ethics Center
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsAcademic Ethics , COMPUTER science , Intellectual Property and Patents , software engineering
AbstractStudents in an advanced computer programming class develop a program that automates the enrollment process for a private school in the area. At the end of the course, the students who developed the best program deny the professor the disc containing the code for the program, saying that it is their intellectual property, and that it is subject to negotiation.
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