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Fair Use Guidelines
Allow students/teachers to use copyrighted materials as long as certain criteria are met.
Internet & Copyright
Materials online ARE NOT free -- many are copyrighted and are afforded protection under copyright laws.
Does not have to be attached to show copyright -- best bet is to assume something is copyrighted unless specifically stated that it is not.
Pertains to works for which copyright no longer applies -- these works are free for anyone to use
Acknowledgment of Copyright
Citing copyright ownership -- must include: copyright ownership, ID the source, copyright notice, provisions for remote use.
Schools may not use copyrighted materials for musical performances to make a profit, or they are in violation of copyright laws.
Can make one duplicate of software/cds, etc for BACKUP purposes only -- NOT for distribution to others.
Berne Convention, 1989
Outlined changes to US copyright laws that brought the US into line with much of the rest of the world.
Determined according to purpose & character of work, nature of work, extent of work used, effect on the marketplace.
Ownership vs. License
Software purchased is not owned by the buyer, it is licensed to the buyer for specific uses determined by the copyright owner.
How to use in school
Use only amounts outlined in the Fair Use Guidelines & cite source in bibliography.
Hard to read, and is considered the same as shouting -- do not use in messages, emails, etc...
Internet at school
Used for school purposes ONLY -- no games, personal business -- these violate network policies.
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