A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT RELATING TO STATE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ASSETS.
Enacts Article 11C of GS Chapter 66, titled State Intellectual Property and Information Technology Assets. Intellectual property developed by an employee of the state or local government during work hours within the scope of the employee's employment or when using state or locally controlled facilities is the property of the state or joint property of that local employing entity and the state. Contracts entered into between the state and other organizations or vendors must, in express terms, grant the state a security interest in royalties from any intellectual property or information technology capabilities that used state or local funds, facilities, or other resources in its development. Requires the University of North Carolina and constituent institutions, the Community Colleges System, and the Department of Public Instruction to adopt and revise intellectual property, inventor, and information technology development guidelines. To protect its intellectual property and information technology assets, all data, information, and records in any form created by or on behalf of the state must be held as confidential. These items are not subject to public disclosure under Chapter 132 of the General Statutes unless the Governor specifically releases the information.
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