Administrative Procedure 190

Copyright

Background

The District acknowledges that it has a statutory and ethical responsibility to respect the legitimate copyright claims of creative contributors and their publisher/distributors. The District also recognizes the need for students and staff to have access to a wide range of resources within the limits of the Copyright Act. Accordingly, there exists a need to clarify both the creator’s and the user’s rights with respect to use of copyright material.

Procedures

  1. Information about the Copyright Act and Fair Dealing Guidelines shall be made available to all employees. This information shall be highlighted on an annual basis.
  2. Supervisors and principals shall review with new employees their responsibilities with regard to the Copyright Act and Fair Dealing Guidelines.
  3. Supervisors and principals will review annually the major sections of the Copyright Act and Fair Dealing Guidelines with all staff.
  4. All employees are expected to comply with the provisions of the Copyright Act and Fair Dealing Guidelines.

Adopted:

May 18, 1984

Amended:

September 21, 2016

Reaffirmed:

October 7, 1996

Reference:

Copyright Act

Copyright Modernization Act

Council of Ministers of Education (CMEC) Copyright Consortium Guidelines

Copyright Matters!

Fact Sheet: What the Copyright Modernization Act means for Teachers and Students

Cross References:

AP 190 Appendix Fair Dealing Guidelines

Form 190-1 Sample “General” Copyright Release Permission Form

Form 190-2 Sample “Specific” Copyright Release Permission Form

Form 190-3 Copyright Permission Form

Form 190-4 Parental Permission Form

Form 190-5 Sample Copyright Information Labels