Library Media Center Materials (Board Policy #3612)
Staff Policy, Procedures, and Rules for Using Information Technology (Board Policy #3720)
Student Policy, Procedures, and Rules for Using Information Technology (Board Policy #3721)
Compliance with Copyright Law (Board Policy #6500)
Copyright and Fair Use for Teachers: PDF (printable chart)
Copyright and Fair Use for Teachers: (general information with links)
Fair Use: Columbia University
Fair Use Checklist : PDF- Columbia University Libraries
Creative Commons licenses help creators retain copyright while allowing others to copy, distribute, and make some uses of their work, at least non-commercially. The CC License choser provides an easy way for creators to define the terms on which others may use their work
Creative Commons estimates that there are over 350 million works worldwide licensed under CC licenses. There are millions of additional works in the public domain. The main Creative Commons site hosts a tool that searches Creative Commons and public domain works.
Does your school show videos for recess or offer videos as a reward for work well done? If so, you will need to obtain Movie Licensing for your school to cover these public uses of video that are not considered educational fair use.
Movie Licensing USA® provides Public Performance Site Licensing to K-12 schools and public libraries on behalf of the major Hollywood motion picture studios. In addition to providing peace of mind, this license ensures that entertainment movies are used legally in these public venues.
Databases are your friends!!
*most databases supply photos and other multimedia specifically FOR student use in projects*
Search Google images for Creative Commons licensed images - Yahoo and Google image search (see this video on "how-to")
Built-in music with imovie and YouTube's video editor: https://www.youtube.com/editor