One presumes different colleges and institutions have their own take on these things too…[/quote:2ca0fbdb9d]
Sorry for dragging this back up but figured a definitive response would be useful. I checked this out and can confirm that TCD does not lay claim over a student’s IP so long as that student has not received any form of salary when creating the IP (salary in the form of stipend, research grant, paid work etc.). If unclear students can get specific dispensations from the College Board.
So default is if you’re an undergrad working on your own 4th year project for example, then it’s yours.
This applies to TCD only. It may well apply with other universities but I haven’t talked with them.