5.170 Copyright For Publication or Sale of Instructional Materials and Computer Programs Developed By Employees
Works Made for Hire The Superintendent shall manage the development of instructional materials and computer programs by employees during the scope of their employment in accordance with State and federal laws and School Board policies. Whenever an employee is assigned to develop instructional materials and/or computer programs, or otherwise performs such work within the scope of his or her employment, it is assured the District shall be the owner of the copyright.
Copyright Compliance While staff members may use appropriate supplementary materials, it is each staff member’s responsibility to abide by the District’s copyright compliance procedures and to obey the copyright laws. The District is not responsible for any violations of the copyright laws by its staff or students. A staff member should contact the Superintendent or designee whenever the staff member is uncertain about whether using or copying material complies with the District’s procedures or is permissible under the law, or wants assistance on when and how to obtain proper authorization. No staff member shall, without first obtaining the permission of the Superintendent or designee, install or download any program on a District-owned computer. At no time shall it be necessary for a District staff member to violate copyright laws in order to properly perform his or her duties.
Copyright Infringement; Designation of District Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Agent The employee listed below receives complaints about copyright infringement within the use of the District’s online services. The Superintendent or designee will register this information with the federal Copyright Office as required by federal law.
District DMCA Agent:
Steven R. Wrobleski Name 541 Chartres Street, LaSalle, IL 61301 Address email@example.com Email 815-223-2373 Telephone
LEGAL REF.: Federal Copyright Law of 1976, 17 U.S.C. §101 etseq. 105 ILCS 5/10-23.10.
CROSS REF.: 6:235 (Access to Electronic Networks)
ADOPTED: May 14, 1997
REVISED: July 14, 1999 October 18, 2006 October 19, 2011 October 21, 2015 April 18, 2018