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  •  I believe Germany and Japan (0+ / 0-)

    legally provide that inventors on a company payroll have a right to a cut of royalties paid by third parties. Of course, patents for things other than drugs are often cross-licensed and only small royalties paid if at all.

    As for a county trying to grab a teacher's copyrights, I think it is going too far since teachers are paid based on a standard pay schedule and no negotiation is made to prospectively pay an individual teacher more in advance in anticipation of the production of valuable copyrights.

    Also if every school district tried to get into the K-12 copyright market, you'd have thousands of districts trying to peddle copyrights to nearly identical stuff and prices would drop to nearly nothing.

    Lastly, specialized educational material providers have dedicated people working full-time for years and can therefore produce more refined products.

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