• Copyright is a legal right, created by the law of a country, that grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights for its use and distribution.

     This includes pictures, movies, music, articles, patterns, magazines and more. Basically anything created by a person or a company is copyright protected. This means that only the person or company creating these items has the right to do anything with them.

    Everything on the Internet is copyright protected. The ability to use anything found on the Internet requires permission from the creator of the item.

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    Copyright Statement
    The libraries of the Brownwood Independent School District strive to follow the copyright
    guidelines as outlined by the United States Government.
     
    Title 17 of the United States Code:
    Ҥ 107: Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use
    Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted
    work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other
    means
    specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting,
    teaching
    (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an
    infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any
    particular
    case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include —
    (1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial
    nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
    (2) the nature of the copyrighted work;
    (3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work
    as a whole; and
    (4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.
     
    The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding
    is made upon consideration of all the above factors.” http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.html#107
     
    Classroom Use of Videos
    Classroom use of a copyrighted video is permissible only when all of the following
    conditions are met:
    * The performance must be by instructors or by pupils.
    * The performance is in connection with face-to-face teaching activities.
    * The entire audience is involved in the teaching activity.
    * The entire audience is in the same room or same general area.
    * The teaching activities are conducted by a non-profit education institution.
    * The performance takes place in a classroom or similar place devoted to instruction.
    * The person responsible for the performance has no reason to believe that the
    videotape was unlawfully made.