This is an interesting concept that I was unaware of. With this perspective
I am wondering if the materials were supplied, included in the price of
course or if you purchased them. Even if what Lia said is true at your univ.
I would think that if you purchased your own supplies you would have an
easier time proving 'ownership.' So sorry this happened to you!
From: lia johnson
This is appaulling but I am not sure how much recourse you have legally. I
work at a university and I was told that we don't need any permissions from
students regarding their work since officially the work belongs to the
university if it was done for a class. Apparently this goes for anything
written as well, or research etc...though of course I find it at the height
of unprofessional behavior --this may be something that is part of your
"agreement" when taking any university course. I would still file a
complaint but be prepared for this possiblity. Let us know how this comes
out. Good luck! lia