ERIC Number: EJ825519
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 6
Join the Copyright Compliance Team
Butler, Rebecca P.
Knowledge Quest, v36 n3 p66-68 Jan-Feb 2008
School librarians are often the only educators in the school with copyright training and, by default, are perceived of as the copyright experts. Likewise, the buck stops with the head administrator; ultimately that person is accountable for the school's compliance with policies and laws, including copyright laws and fair use. Along with this, more and more faculty, whether technology coordinators or interested others, are becoming aware of, and sometimes making a study of, copyright as it pertains to their professional responsibilities. Along with all these perceptions and interests comes the responsibility of knowing when faculty, colleagues and students are copying or borrowing materials in an infringing manner and addressing the issue. While an educator may find it easy to correct a student who infringes, correcting a fellow teacher or administrator can be an uncomfortable place indeed. Therefore this article focuses on how those interested educators can work together to build whole-school awareness of copyright laws and develop a working compliance.
American Association of School Librarians. Available from: American Library Association. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Tel: 1-800-545-2433; Web site: http://www.ala.org/aasl/kqweb
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