Copyright and Fair Use for Educators and Students
In January 2006 a Copyright Committee was established by the State College Area School District to review the policies and practices of district faculty, staff and students as related to United States copyright law. In-service training for faculty and staff was begun in Summer 2007. Since those trainings the approach to copyright law has been altered by a court case and a national in-depth study of the case, the law and their application in the educational environment. This website now reflects those changes.
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Last Updated: August 22, 2010