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Year Published: 2012
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School librarians and educators have specific
copyright questions that are often glossed over
in larger books on the subject. Now, thanks to
best-selling copyright authority Carrie Russell,
there’s a resource just for them, offering clear
guidance for providing materials to students while
carefully observing copyright law. Using whimsical
illustrations so well known from Complete
Balancing intellectual property law with the rights of school librarians and educators will
be a snap with an assist from Complete Copyright for K–12 Librarians and Educators.
- Offers detailed advice on the distinctive issues of
intellectual property in the school setting
- Explores scenarios often encountered by educators, such as using copyrighted material in school plays, band and orchestra performances, bulletin board displays, and student participation in social media
- Precisely defines “fair use,” empowering readers by showing exactly what’s possible
within the law
Table of Contents
Cast of Characters
Staff Attend a Copyright Workshop
Lindsey’s Copyright Is Infringed
Kim Wants to Talk about Fair Use
The School Media Center Is Renovated
Patrick Inserts a Video Clip
Veronda and Lena Want to Digitize Textbooks
The School Has a Talent Show
Gary LeDuc Says Goodbye
SLMS and Copyright: A Survey
Agreement on Guidelines for Classroom Copying in Not-for-Profit Educational Institutions with Respect to Books and Periodicals
Guidelines for Educational Uses of Music
Guidelines for Off-Air Recording of Broadcast Programming for Educational Purposes
Model Policy Concerning College and University Photocopying for Classroom, Research, and Library Reserve Use
CONTU Guidelines on Photocopying under Interlibrary Loan Arrangements
Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia
Use of Copyrighted Computer Programs (Software) in Libraries—Scenarios
About the Author
Carrie Russell is the copyright specialist for the Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) of the American Library Association. With 15 years’ experience as a practicing librarian, Russell is a frequent speaker at state, regional, and national library conferences about the intricacies of copyright law. She is also the author of numerous articles on copyright and information policy that have appeared in such journals as Library Trends, Library Issues, Public Libraries, and Library Journal, and pens a popular monthly column “Carrie on ©” in School Library Journal.
"An excellent resource that both corrects longstanding misconceptions about copyright among educators, and supplies a coherent, step-by-step approach to solving copyright conundrums within school communities."