Does the author of university coursework retain copyright to it after submission?

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    What do you know about copyright? You're asking a lot of copyright questions that could be answered by reading Section 11 and Section 16 of the UK Copyright Act.
    – user3851
    Mar 27, 2016 at 0:25
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    Your questions would be greatly improved by removing your personal stories and motivations (big nose, pride in homework, weird car, sightseeing leading to wearing sneakers, new boiler, etc.) Just ask the legal question simply and clearly.
    – user3851
    Mar 27, 2016 at 0:26
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    Mar 27, 2016 at 0:27
  • I think a great improvement to your questions would be to tag with an appropriate jurisdiction, otherwise a lot of people will look at it, shrug, and move on.
    – jimsug
    Mar 27, 2016 at 0:29

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It depends. Generally speaking, yes.

...some universities and colleges may ask that the students assign their copyright over to the establishment when enrolling. Alternatively, the establishment might extract a royalty free licence for any works created as a condition of enrolment. In the absence of any such contract, the copyright would remain with the creator.


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