As a graduate student in a CS program, "Who Owns the (rights to the) Code I Write"?
I know that the answer is different depending upon:
(Case-1) I work for the University or am supported in some way (such as a TA, RA, and whether I receive financial assistance such as tuition).
(Case-2) Or I work for an employer who is paying my tuition (and thus may have some claim over the code I write while working on courses).
(Case-3) My specific case - I am paying for my tuition, so there is no party providing funds. Thus it would seem that I retain ownership in the code I write on my own time. Does it matter whether the code is written to solve a problem or assignment?
I have read my University Intellectual Property statement, (which is written in legal terminology), but seems to suggest that I would relinquish (at least some) rights in the first case. This would indicate that I would retain rights in my case (or the employer policies in Case-2).
There are similar questions (below), but they seem to answer different questions, related to (Case-1) and relationship between student, professor, and funding parties.