Copyrighted Materials 6-63

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 6-63


Copyrighted Materials

  1. Generally

    School board members, employees, students and citizens who may have access to equipment capable of making copies are to abide-by the copyright law cited as a legal reference to this policy. The superintendent shall be responsible for promoting an understanding of the law among those persons concerned.

    It is the intent of the School Board to adhere to the provisions of the United States Copyright laws, regulations and guidelines. All employees, students and volunteers are responsible for maintaining the highest ethical standards in the use of all copyrighted materials. The School Board does not sanction the illegal use or unauthorized duplication or alteration of copyrighted works in any form. Unlawful copies of copyrighted materials may not be reproduced or used on School Board owned equipment, within School Board facilities, or at official School Board functions. The Superintendent is directed to develop appropriate regulations or guidance on compliance with copyright laws and ensure that staff and students are informed of their obligations regarding copyright law.

  2. Notices

    The Superintendent or designee will post appropriate copyright infringement warning notices on or near all equipment capable of making copies.

  3. Copyright Infringement

    Employees, students or volunteers who willfully violate this Policy, applicable regulation or guidance do so at their own risk and may be held personally liable for copyright infringement and may be subject to disciplinary action.

U. S. Copyright Act of 1909 as amended by Public Law 94-553, Section 107. (1976)

Adopted by School Board: January 11, 1986
Amended by School Board: August 21, 1990
Amended by School Board: July 16, 1991
Amended by School Board: July 13, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: June 20, 2017