The 1976 Copyright Revision Act grants the "Fair
Use" of copyrighted materials. The goal is that teachers
use copyrighted materials for teaching with respect for the rights
of the copyright holders as well as their own rights. The Fair
Use Statue, 17 U.S.C. Section 107, is the legal authority for
the principles of "Fair Use."
The DeKalb County School District provides the Learning
Resources Center materials to support curriculum instruction K-12. It
is the responsibility of the client user to be aware of the "Fair
Use" provisions of the Copyright Law and of the interpretation of
this law in the courts. Using LRC materials for reward or for
recreation without acquiring performance rights from the copyright
holder is illegal. Three requirements must be met before using LRC
material is considered acceptable under the copyright "Fair
Use" educational exemption:
- Usage must take place during face-to-face instruction
in the DeKalb County School System.
- Usage must be by DeKalb County School System teachers
- Usage must be of a legally acquired copy of the work.
(All LRC materials are legal copies of the work.)