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Updated

Adoption Date: 06/22/2021

Revision History: 4/26/22 (reviewed), 3/28/23 (reviewed), 3/26/24 (updated)

While the school district encourages employees to enrich the learning programs by making proper use of supplementary materials, it is the responsibility of employees to abide by the school district's policies and obey the requirements of the law. In no circumstances shall it be necessary for school district staff to violate copyright requirements in order to perform their duties properly. The school district will not be responsible for any violations of the copyright law by employees or students. Violation of the copyright law by employees may result in discipline up to, and including, termination. Violation of the copyright law by students may result in discipline, up to and including, suspension or expulsion.

Parents or others who wish to record, by any means, school programs or other activities need to realize that even though the school district received permission to perform a copyrighted work does not mean outsiders can copy it and re-play it. Those who wish to do so should contact the employee in charge of the activity to determine what the process is to ensure the copyright law is followed. The school district is not responsible for outsiders violating the copyright law or this policy.

Any employee or student who is uncertain as to whether reproducing or using copyrighted material complies with the school district's procedures or is permissible under the law should contact the librarian who will also assist employees and students in obtaining proper authorization to copy or use protected material when such authorization is required.

It is the responsibility of the superintendent or designee, in conjunction with the librarian, to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.

Policy References:

Legal Reference:

17 U.S.C. § 101 et al. 
281 I.A.C. 12.3(12).

Cross Reference:

605.6 Internet - Appropriate Use
605.6R1 Internet - Appropriate Use - Regulation
605.6E1 Internet - Appropriate Use - Internet Access Permission Letter to Parents
605.6E2 Internet - Appropriate Use - Violation Notice
 
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