It is the intent of the district to adhere to the provisions of copyright laws in all areas, e.g., print, computer software, audiovisual materials, music, etc. Though there continues to be controversy regarding interpretation of copyright laws, the district's intention is to make known that all district employees shall be expected to adhere to the provisions of law, rules and regulations concerning the use of copyrighted materials. Legal or insurance protection of the district shall not be extended to employees who violate copyright laws.
There shall be made available at the district level as well as the respective building levels information on copyright infringement and "fair use" guidelines for copyrighted materials.
LEGAL REF: 17 U.S.C. §101 et seq. (agreement on guidelines for classroom copying in Not-for-Profit Educational Institutions, 3/19/76, printed as H.R. Rep. No 1476, 94th Cong., 2d Sess. 81(1976)
COLORADO SAMPLE POLICY 1999