814. COPYRIGHT MATERIAL - Pg.
814. COPYRIGHT MATERIAL
Sec. 101 et seq
The Board emphasizes that federal law makes it illegal for anyone to duplicate copyrighted materials without permission. The Board acknowledges that severe penalties are provided for unauthorized copying of audio, visual, software, online or printed materials unless the copying falls within the bounds of the fair use doctrine.
Under the fair use doctrine, unauthorized reproduction of copyrighted materials is permissible for such purposes as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship or research. In order for the duplication or alteration of a product to fall within the bounds of fair use, four (4) standards must be met:
3. Delegation of Responsibility
Staff may make copies of copyrighted school district materials that fall within the established administrative regulations. Where there is reason to believe the material to be copied does not fall within the administrative regulations, prior permission shall be obtained from the principal.
Staff members who fail to adhere to this policy may be held personally liable for copyright infringement.
Staff members shall be responsible for instructing students in fair copyright practices and academic integrity, including guidance on citing resources appropriately.
U.S. Copyright Law – 17 U.S.C. Sec. 101 et seq.
Board Policy – 000
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