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Re: transparencies at Kinkos

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Sat, 3 Jul 1999 08:28:52 EDT

Our district supplied each of us with a copy of the law. Several pages, but
it was well worth the read. It clearly states what exceptions are allowed for
teachers. We were also given the 1-800 number so that we could call with
specific questions such as using portions of songs and movies. This was of
great importance for me when I taught video production full time and the kids
wanted to use music that wasn't on the nasty copyright free tapes or if they
wanted to use segments of movies. If we produced something that was to leave
the building, we had to use the copyright free stuff. But there are
exceptions for one time use for educational purposes. I think some districts
go overboard in trying to protect themselves and just deny use of anything.
Ours decided to consider us intelligent professionals for a change. Of course
when an English teacher showed a rented video of an "R" rated movie to her
classes, she was out there all by herself. But that is what one should expect
when one does not use ones brain. We have a very clear policy concerning
videos. And since we were provided with personal copies of everything she
really had no excuse. You can probably get a copy of the law from your local
library or get the address or number and ask to have one sent to you. But, of
course, whatever your district's policy is is what you are going to have to