Who Owns On-Line Courses? Colleges and Professors Start to Sort It Out

The varying policies, on control and royalties, are increasingly the subject of contract talks

When Randy Accetta developed a televised writing course six years ago for Pima Community College, he didn't sweat the details of who owned the course. Now he thinks he should have: Although Mr. Accetta no longer teaches the writing course, the college still uses the videotapes year after year. Another instructor each semester is the "teacher of record," who deals