Governance: Intellectual Property
Any content or materials (the “Materials”) contributed by Lamaze International (“Lamaze”) members during volunteer service to Lamaze constitute a “work made for hire” under United States copyright law. Lamaze will be the exclusive owner of all copyright, trademark and proprietary rights to the Materials. If the Materials do not constitute work made for hire as a matter of law, then assigned volunteers agree to transfer and assign all rights in the Materials to Lamaze. Lamaze volunteers agree to assign to Lamaze and/or waive any claim they may have in any jurisdiction to so-called “moral rights” or rights of “droit morale” (rights of attribution and integrity) in connection with the Materials. Lamaze volunteers will provide any further documentation of these transfers that Lamaze may request.
Under circumstances where a volunteer contributes a portion of his or her personal pre-existing Materials, the individual will retain copyright for that Material and will grant a license to use their Material at no cost to Lamaze International. In such case, Lamaze retains rights as the sole owner of copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property and proprietary rights to the complete work.
Approved: April 2016