Carlsbad USD | BP 6162.6 Instruction
Use Of Copyrighted Materials
All District staff shall adhere to the provisions of the federal copyright law and maintain the highest ethical standards in using copyrighted materials. The District shall provide no legal support to any employee who violates the copyright law. Willful infringement of this law by students or staff may result in disciplinary action.
(cf. 1113 - District and School Web Sites)
(cf. 6163.1 - Library Media Centers)
The Board of Trustees recognizes that computer software piracy contributes to higher costs and decreases commercial incentives for the development of quality educational computer software. In circumstances where the interpretation of the copyright law is ambiguous, the District shall determine appropriate use of computer software by referring to the license agreement and/or policy statements contained in the software packages used in the District. Computer-related instruction for students and staff shall address the ethical and practical problems caused by software piracy.
(cf. 4040 - Employee Use of Technology)
(cf. 6161 - Equipment, Books and Materials)
(cf. 6161.11 - Supplementary Instructional Materials)
The Superintendent or designee shall be the only individual who may sign license agreements for software for District schools. Each school using licensed software shall have a signed copy of the software agreement.
(cf. 0440 - District Technology Plan)
(cf. 3300 - Expenditures and Purchases)
(cf. 3312 - Contracts)
(cf. 6163.4 - Student Use of Technology)
The Superintendent or designee shall maintain regulations to discourage violation of all copyright laws and prevent illegal copying activities.
(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)
(cf. 4231 - Staff Development)
(cf. 4331 - Staff Development)
35182 Computer software
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 17
107 Fair use
110 Limitations on exclusive rights: Exemption of certain performances and displays
Marcus v. Rowley, (9th Cir., 1982) 695 F.2d 1171
U.S. COPYRIGHT OFFICE PUBLICATIONS
Circular 21: Reproduction of Copyrighted Works by Educators and Librarians, 1995
Copyright Clearance Center: http://www.copyright.com
Copyright Society of the USA: http://www.csusa.org
U.S. Copyright Office: http://www.copyright.gov
Policy CARLSBAD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: July 26, 2006 Carlsbad, California
revised: December 10, 2008