School VLE / Learning Portal - Any Intellectual property when based on WordPress???
Our Dept head has discussed that if he wrote a text book in school during work hours when he was being paid to do it, the school would retain full "Intellectual property rights" of the textbook if he was to leave.
Does this also apply to a School Website or a home grown "School Learning Portal / VLE" ????? These both are based on WordPress with free plug ins. He would like to know where we stand.
Our technician spent hundreds of paid hours creating these, his question is what is to stop someone else or our old tech recreating this in a few minutes for another School?
The hours of development was done here whilst being paid by the School.
There is no copyright in place, and as everything is based on free software, does anyone have an idea where the School stands?
Thanks in advance