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I cannot give you a definitive authorative response on this – but it is my understanding that all undergraduate student work is their own copyright and IP, regardless of where/how is was developed. At least in my experience that is how it is treated.[/quote:8a4eaa862f]

Pretty sure thats not the case, or at least it wasn’t when I was an undergrad.[/quote:8a4eaa862f]

As I stated above, both myself and other CS students in Trinity sought clarification on this from FYP supervisors, and were told unequivocally that all undergrad work, including FYP, was our own IP.

So if that’s not the case, then many of the academic staff in Trinity are mistaken.

I would say that it’s probably, as skyclad mentioned, just different across institutions?[/quote:8a4eaa862f]

Yes – it appears that it varies across institutions. The position on TCD is correct, and I also believe is the appropriate one for both undergrad and postgrad work if not directly funded by a 3rd party and all the student’s own work. For clarity if the student is paid a stipend or other salary by the institution then I believe the situation is different, and the institution gets first dibs.