All persons are prohibited from using District technology in violation of any law including copyright law.† Only appropriately licensed programs or software may be used with District technology.† No person shall use the Districtís technology to post, publicize, or duplicate information in violation of copyright law.† The Board shall direct the Superintendent or designee to employ all reasonable measures to prevent the use of District technology in violation of the law.† All persons using District technology in violation of law shall lose user privileges in addition to other sanctions.
The District shall notify the U.S. Copyright Office of the designated agentís identity.† The Districtís Web site shall include information on how to contact the Districtís designated agent and a copy of the Districtís copyright policy.† Upon notification, the Districtís designated agent shall take all actions necessary to remedy any violation.† The District shall provide the designated agent appropriate training and resources necessary to protect the District.
If a content owner reasonably believes that the Districtís technology has been used to infringe upon a copyright, the owner may notify the designated agent.
To comply with copyright law, electronic media used in the classroom shall be for educational purposes only.
Unless otherwise provided in the purchase agreement, a purchased computer program shall not be used to make copies.† A computer program may be legally copied only if:
1. Making a copy is an essential step in using the program (such as automatic copying into memory when a program is loaded); or
2. The new copy is a backup; backups cannot be used simultaneously with the original and must be erased if the original is resold.
District employees shall not use the same program on more than one computer at a time unless the purchase agreement or written permission from the vendor allows the District to network the program or allows other specified multiple use of the single copy.