ERIC Number: ED207211
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Copyright Law: Implications for the Principal. A Legal Memorandum.
National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
School principals are informed of their responsibilities concerning the Copyright Law of 1976 in this brief leaflet. The leaflet begins with a short explanation of the law and of the guidelines developed after the law was enacted. The guidelines have direct implications for the classroom teacher. An outline of the more important concerns, with appropriate commentary, is presented. The guidelines concern books and periodicals--both single copying for teachers and multiple copying for classroom use. A summary chart of the guidelines is included at the end of the text. Guidelines for music education with implications for school performances are also listed. The final section summarizes provisions for statutory damages for copyright infringement and offers suggestions to aid school personnel requesting permission to copy. Suggestions are also offered for dealing with the spirit of the law as well as anticipating some potential problems that might arise. (MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Compliance (Legal), Copyrights, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Instructional Materials, Music, Principals, Reprography
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 ($0.50; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Copyright Law 1976