West Clermont Local School District
Bylaws & Policies
 

2531 - COPYRIGHTED WORKS

The Board of Education directs its staff and students to use copyrighted works only to the extent that the law permits. The Board recognizes that Federal law applies to public school districts and the staff and students must, therefore, avoid acts of copyright infringement under penalty of law.

In order to help the staff and students abide by the laws set forth in Title 17 of the United States Code, the Board directs the Superintendent to provide administrative guidelines regarding the copying and distribution of copyrighted materials for instructional purposes and for the appropriate use of copyrighted material on the Boardís web site.

Because the Board hosts a web site and stores information on it at the direction of users, it is classified as an on-line service provider for copyright purposes. In order to limit the Boardís liability relating to material/information residing, at the direction of a user, on its system or network, the Board directs the Superintendent to annually appoint an individual as the agent to receive notification of claimed infringement. A link to the agentís name, mailing address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address shall appear on the home page of the Boardís web site. Such contact information, along with the appropriate filing fee, shall also be provided to the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress.

The agent shall be responsible for investigating and responding to any complaints.

17 U.S.C. 101 et seq.

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