Copyright, Trademark and Intellectual Property

DATE APPROVED

March 22, 2007

Minute No: P105/07

DATE(S) AMENDED

November 15, 2010

Minute No: P292/10

DATE REVIEWED

November 15, 2010

Minute No: P292/10

REPORTING REQUIREMENT

 

LEGISLATION

Police Services Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.15, as amended, s. 31(1)(c).

DERIVATION

Rules 4.13.1 to 4.13.11 – Computerized Information Systems

 It is the policy of the Toronto Police Services Board that: 

  1. Any right, title and interest in any idea, invention of material conceived or developed by members, either within or arising out of the scope of their employment with the Toronto Police Service will become the property of the Board, regardless of whether such right, title or interest can be protected by copyright, trademark or otherwise by law; 
  1. All computer software programs developed by members arising out of the scope of their employment or duties, or purchased by the Service, are the property of the Board and will be used for official police business only. Such programs will not be removed from a police building, except with the permission of the Unit Commander; and 
  1. Service members will not breach copyright laws pertaining to applicable software programs to which copyright applies or may apply.

 

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