Copyright

It is the intent of the School District of Kewaskum that all staff and students comply with Federal Copyright Law. Though there may be a variety of interpretation of those copyright laws, Procedure 366P represents the District’s effort to operate legally and shall be adhered to by all personnel.

School Board Policy--

Key Terms
Public Domain – Not owned or controlled by anybody. Includes everything published before 1923 and all United States federal works. 

Fair Use – Allows limited use of copyrighted material without requiring permission from the rights holders. Used mainly for criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship and research. Keep in mind Purpose, Nature, Amount, and Effect. 

TEACH Act – Technology Education And Copyright Harmonization Act of 2002, states there is a different set of rights for in the classroom and “distance” education. 

What can be protected by copyright? 
-literary works 
-musical works, including any accompanying words 
-dramatic works, including any accompanying music 
-pantomimes and choreography 
-pictorial, graphic and sculptural works 
-motion pictures and other audiovisual works 
-sound recordings 
-architectural works 

Print Resources in our school libraries 
Copyright Catechism II: practical answers to everyday school dilemmas, by Carol Simpson (KHS Library and KHS Follett Shelf ebook)
 
Downloading Copyrighted Stuff from the Internet: stealing or fair use?, by Sherri Mabry Gordon (KHS & KMS Libraries)

Internet Piracy, by Lee Hunnewell (KHS Library) 

Intellectual Property, by Jeri Freedman (KHS Library) 

Web Resources 
-This web site is a way to learn about copyright and seek feedback and advice from librarians and copyright specialists. They encourage communication and discussion - with copyright, there are no definitive answers. They also hope to provide useful resources for librarians and others seeking to learn about copyright. 

-This web site is managed by the Library of Congress and contains information about copyright basics, Frequently Asked Questions, student & teacher resources, laws & regulations, registering a work, recording a document, and much more. 

-This site is a bibliography of websites tailored to students and teachers created by the Wisconsin Educational Media and Technology Association (WEMTA). It contains links to information on topics such as fair use, plagiarism, digital citizenship, lesson plans, creative commons, public domain, and many others. 

Videos 
A Fair(y) Use Tale -Eric Faden of Bucknell University created this humorous, yet informative video, which reviews copyright principles delivered through the words of various Disney characters. 

-An interesting take on the history of copyright and why we have it, along with some of the updates to the laws. 

YouTube Copyright School -You tube explains a little bit about copyright and what happens when illegal content is uploaded to their site. 

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