Software Licensing Services ensures all district computers/devices have licensed software that work with the D11 network. Before purchasing any instructional and operational software, D11 staff must call Sheri White in Software Licensing for approval status on software and various versions;
screening for potential student data privacy issues
You may read live online (any format) for educational purposes
You may post a video of that reading online, as long as needed (accessible to only parents/students), behind a class management system like Schoology. The video may stay up behind the class management system for as long as needed to serve the educational purpose and the needs of your students.
Copyright: an owner’s legal right to reproduce, display, transmit, perform and modify work. Copyright is also the right to publicly perform a sound recording by digital transmission. A work is automatically copyrighted at the moment of creation, as long as it exists in a fixed, tangible form.
Fair Use: copyright law which allows individuals to make legal use of copyrighted materials without payment or permission under some circumstances to include the development of innovation and spread of knowledge (e.g., teaching and learning, news reporting, or criticism and commentary.
Public Domain: works are either works whose copyright protection have expired (older works) OR works that are free to use without consideration of copyright – such as federal government work.
Computer Copyright Law is very specific: One program for one computer. You may not load 1 program onto 2 computers even if you own both. You may not take a school program home to load onto your computer. However, most programs do allow you to make 1 back-up copy to keep. The archival copy is only to be used if your copy fails until a new one arrives. The copy must be destroyed in the event you discontinue ownership of a program.
For any questions regarding copyright, contact ITLS.