Acceptable Use of Software & Internet Materials

Acceptable Use of Computer Software

SoftwareNOTE: Some situations, such as using copyrighted materials in musical performances and on closed circuit TV and copying materials for the blind or for library archives, have specific requirements under U.S. Copyright Law. Contact your principal, school library media specialist, or principal’s designee for all situations that are not addressed in these guidelines.

 


Copyright YesWHAT YOU CAN DO (or can do if . . .):

  • Copy and use textual and graphic information from purchased clip art software and CD-ROM periodicals, encyclopedias, and online databases if fair use guidelines are followed.
  • Install software on multiple machines and distribute it to users via a network if the number of simultaneous users does not exceed the number of licenses, and the number of machines being used never exceeds the number of licenses.

 


Copyright NoWHAT YOU CAN’T DO (or can’t do unless . . .):

  • Use illegally copied software in schools or offices.
  • Distribute software to multiple users without a network license if a network license is required.
  • Use school equipment to illegally copy software.



Acceptable Use of Internet Materials

Computer ScreenNOTE: Some situations, such as using copyrighted materials in musical performances and on closed circuit TV and copying materials for the blind or for library archives, have specific requirements under U.S. Copyright Law. Contact your principal, school library media specialist, or principal’s designee for all situations that are not addressed in these guidelines.

See Video Material for information on legal use with regard to streaming vs. downloading and age/grade appropriate use. See Educational Multimedia Projects for how to legally incorporate Internet materials into educational multimedia projects.

Web Page Publishing
Obtain permission from the copyright holder and properly cite all sources when using material from other websites. Use clip art and graphics from legally obtained software programs or sites that allow use. Trademarked logos may not be used.