The Adaptable OER Publishing Agreement (CC BY) is a starting point for higher education institutions that are looking to contract with their faculty to create OER. It was developed in a way that makes it easy for institutions to edit to meet their own campus intellectual property policy requirements.
The contract is for use between faculty authors and their institutions. It’s important to keep in mind that each institution has its own policies on intellectual property. Those policies can impact the contract language. Consult with your institution’s general counsel.
Creative Commons USA, the Rebus Community, and the Open Textbook Network worked together to create this document.