Copyright Handbook

 GIDEON SCHOOL DISTRICT #37

GIDEON, MO.

 

 Board Approval 9/9/1999

 


RATIONALE

The desire of school administrators and teachers to upgrade and update curriculum materials in time of limited financial resources, although commendable, may lead to violations of the copyright law.

It is the intent of the Board of Education of Gideon, Missouri, to adhere to the provisions of the current copyright laws and congressional guidelines.

 


 PHILOSOPHY

 The Board recognizes that unlawful copying and use of copyrighted materials contributes to higher costs for materials, lessens the incentives for development of quality educational materials, and fosters an attitude of disrespect for the law, none of which is in agreement with the educational goals of this district.

The Board directs that district employees adhere to provisions of the law and guidelines related to duplication, retention, and use of copyrighted materials.

The Board further directs that:

The current American copyright law is embodied in Title 17 of the United States Code.

WHAT IS INCLUDED:Works of authorship include, but are not limited to, the following categories:

DURATION OF COPYRIGHT: Life of author plus 50 years

OWNERSHIP OF COPYRIGHT: Mere ownership of a book, manuscript, video, etc. does not give the possessor the copyright. Only the author or his designees can rightfully claim copyright.

SCOPE OF COPYRIGHTED WORKS: Any tangible medium of expression, now known or later developed, which can be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated, either directly or with the aid of a machine or device...


GUIDELINES AND RESTRICTIONS

FOR USE OF

COPYRIGHTED MATERIALS


 

PRINT MATERIALS

Under the law, teachers have a "fair use" right to make single or multiple copies of copyrighted print materials as specified below:

A TEACHER MAY:

Make a single copy of the following:

multiple copies (not to exceed one per pupil) for classroom use of the following sources, subject to:

APPENDIX E

GIDEON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Use for Rental Tapes Form for Classroom Use

TO: Video Rental Agency

FROM: Gideon Public Schools

RE: School use of videotapes

In order for teaching staff to use videotapes labeled FOR HOME USE ONLY from a rental agency, school policy requires a release statement signed by an authorized representative from your agency.

************** ****************************************************

TO: Gideon Public Schools Date:

As a rental agency of videocassettes, we have obtained license to distribute the title listed below for instruction use within the school classroom. The teacher is granted permission for instructional use of the program even thought the attached label states FOR HOME USE ONLY.

Title                                                               

Signature Position                                           

Store/Agency Phone                                       

Address                                                                        

City State Zip Code                                       

Teacher receiving tape                                   

School                                                          

RETAIN ONE COPY FOR YOUR FILES, RETURN TWO COPIES TO TEACHER. Teacher is to retain one copy and return one copy to library.

GIDEON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

REQUEST FOR TELEVISION VIDEO TAPE RETENTION

From: School                                                   

Librarian                                                          

Requesting Teacher                                         

Date:                                                              

We do hereby request that the copyright holders of the following television program be contacted relative to obtaining permission to use a video-taped copy in the Gideon Public Schools.

Name of program                                                                                 

Date of telecast Channel                                                                       

Length of telecast Course of Study                                                        

Requesting Teacher Signature                                                               

Principal Approval                                                                               

For Central Office Only:

Name of Producer                                                                              

Network Affiliation                                                                             

Request sent: Date                                                                              

Answer received: Date                                                                        

Cost of Program                                                                                 

This program has been: 

       approved               

__  disapproved

for retention and circulation by the Gideon Public Schools library.

Date         Initial          

Reason for Disapproval:

      Copyright holder will not give permission.

      Cannot find copyright holder.

      Program cost prohibitive.

      Sufficient funds not available at this time.

      Similar media available from media library.

      Potential curricular use of programs insufficient to warrant purchase.

      Content will become outdated very soon.

Other                                                                                                                     

Please submit request to the building librarian.