Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Copyright Laws

Prairie Lakes AEA is required by law to follow all copyright restrictions. These laws are very strict and apply to Prairie Lakes AEA Personnel doing the duplication of materials, the individual requesting the duplication of material, and the principal and superintendent of that school district. The penalties can also affect the board members of that school district and Prairie Lakes AEA board members.

Copyright laws apply to:

  • Printing worksheets
  • Clip art/Graphics
  • Copied magazine articles
  • Photographs
  • Disney or other copyrighted graphics
  • Copying video tapes
  • Audio tapes
  • CDs and computer programs
  • Producing or reproducing digital information from the Internet

Copyright compliance issues also apply to:

  • Purchasing resources (public performance rights)
  • Creating or using intellectual property (including online resource use)
  • Fair use privileges by teachers as well as students
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