That being said, can we reflect this scenario to a different model? Let's replace "data" with "widget" — what rights do funders have over widget ownership and can an organization claim ownership over widgets created mostly or partially through external funding? I would tend to think that funders stream money into increasing the value of the venture, not the end products of the venture, so the answer might be "no rights."
On the other hand, aren't the assets created by an organization owned by the shareholders? If the funders own the venture, then they also own the assets of the venture, and if data (as intellectual property) is an asset, then the answer might be "all rights."
Why not send in more information and we can try to reason it out a little more carefully next time? Interesting question!
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