If I receive funding, does BloodTechNet own my learning project?
No. The learning product you produce with funds from the competition belongs to you.
BloodTechNet strongly prefers that the learning product be made publicly available promptly after completion for little or no cost to MLTs. We feel that distributing to MLTs at little or no cost is most consistent with the underlying principles of the competition. We encourage winners to license the use of their product in accordance with a Creative Commons License. Creative Commons is a non-profit organization that provides tools to grant copyright permissions for creative works. With a Creative Commons license, you keep your copyright but make it easy for others to adapt and distribute your work for non-commercial uses, provided they give you credit (this is the Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial, ShareAlike license). If you are new to this form licensing, Creative Commons provides a list of things to think about before licensing.
- visit Creative Commons
However, we recognize that some applicants may feel the success of their project depends on a stream of revenue and may wish to sell their learning products commercially. We ask applicants to clearly state on the Project Details form the terms and conditions under which they will distribute their learning product to the MLTs that will benefit from them, the cost struture and how revenue will be used or shared. MLTs are free to cast their votes in response to how these issues are addressed.