ERIC Number: ED241068
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Copyright: School and "Fair Use".
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Designed for use by librarians, teachers, and students, this booklet provides information on permissable levels of and limitations on the photocopying of copyrighted material for educational purposes, as outlined by the Copyright Law of 1976 (PL 94-553), its subsequent amendments, and guidelines, effective January 1, 1978. Following introductory material on the "fair use" provisions of the Copyright Law, guidelines are presented which cover classroom copying of print materials in not-for-profit educational institutions, the educational photocopying of pieces of music, off-air recording of television broadcast programming for educational use, and the copying of microcomputer software. A sample request for permission to photocopy sections of copyrighted material is provided. It is recommended that Texas school boards adopt and adequately publicize policies designed to guide school personnel in complying with the Copyright Law. Also provided are lists of the members of the Texas State Board of Education and the heads of the State Board of Education committees as well as a 13-item bibliography. (ESR)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Computer Programs, Copyrights, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Musical Composition, Publications, Records (Forms), Reprography, Television
Publications Distribution Office, Texas Education Agency, 201 East 11th St., Austin, TX 78701 (free as long as supply lasts).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers: Copyright Law 1976; Fair Use