It is the intent of the Board to abide by the provisions of current copyright and intellectual property
laws as they affect the school district and its employees. The superintendent or designee will
create procedures to train employees on the law and monitor district compliance.
Copyrighted materials, whether they are print or nonprint, will not be duplicated, reproduced,
distributed or displayed for district-sponsored activities or by using district equipment except in
accordance with law.
Details about "fair use" and other relevant information regarding copyright law will be made
available to all employees. A summary of these standards will be posted or otherwise made easily
available at each machine used for making copies.
The Board does not sanction or condone illegal duplication, reproduction or distribution in any
form. It is the responsibility of all district staff to notify the superintendent or designee of any
potential violation of law or policy. Once notified of a violation, the superintendent or designee
will take reasonable steps to remedy the violation. Employees who violate this policy may be
disciplined or terminated. Students who violate this policy may be disciplined. All persons who
use district resources in violation of law may be prohibited from using district resources in the
future and will assume liability for their actions. The district may also seek other legal remedies.
Copyright Infringement Using District Technology
All persons are prohibited from using district technology in violation of any law including
copyright law. Only appropriately licensed programs or software may be used with district
technology. Further, no person will use the district's technology to post, publicize or duplicate
information in violation of copyright law. The Board directs the superintendent and/or designee
to take all reasonable measures to prevent the use of district technology in violation of the law.
All persons using district technology in violation of law may lose their user privileges in addition
to other sanctions.
If a content owner reasonably believes that the district's technology has been used to infringe upon
a copyright, the owner is encouraged to notify the following designated agent immediately:
P.O. Box 339
Steelville, MO 65565-0339
Phone: 573-775-2175 Fax: 573-775-2179
The district will notify the U.S. Copyright Office of the designated agent's identity. Further, the
district's website will include information on how to contact the district's designated agent and a
copy of the district's copyright policy. Upon notification, the district's designated agent will take
all actions necessary to remedy any violation. The district will provide the designated agent
appropriate training and resources necessary to protect the district.
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Note: The reader is encouraged to review administrative procedures and/or forms for related
information in support of this policy area.
Cross Refs: IIAC, Instructional Media Centers/School Libraries
JG, Student Discipline
Legal Refs: 17 U.S.C. § 101 et seq.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Steelville R-III School District, Steelville, Missouri
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