Policy DE505 Acceptable Use of Copyrighted Materials in Jordan School District requires that all employees and students be responsible for the legal, ethical, and appropriate use of copyrighted materials. Employees and students who violate the Copyright Law of the United States of America (Title 17 of the U.S. Code) or DE505 Acceptable Use of Copyrighted Materials in Jordan School District will be subject to discipline outlined in the policy and may also face legal consequences. The following guidelines define the legal, ethical, and appropriate use of the different types of copyrighted material.
- Legal use means that the copyrighted material was:
- Made or acquired legally and, if applicable, was used in accordance with the terms of any licensing agreement.
- Used either with the copyright owner’s permission or the use qualified as “fair use” as defined in the Copyright Law of the United States of America (specifically Title 17 of the U.S. Code, Section 107. Limitations on exclusive rights).
- Used for face-to-face classroom teaching as part of regular, systematic, curriculum-based, instructional activities as required by Title 17 of the U.S. Code, Section 110.
- Ethical use means that the use of the copyrighted material was:
- A conservative application of fair use in terms of the portion of the work used.
- Properly attributed to the work’s creator and, if applicable, the copyright owner.
- Appropriate use means that:
- The copyrighted material supported the curriculum-based instructional objectives of the teacher’s lesson plan.
- The copyrighted material was age/grade appropriate according to these guidelines.
- Permission procedures were followed if required by these guidelines or for situations where the intended use does not qualify as fair use.