Music and School Networks/Computers
- February 17, 2005 @ 6:16amrobdmillusa says:I am grappling with the issue of teachers downloading via the
Internet, personal Cd's or school purchased media music and saving
these songs on either a school computer or the school network. The
teachers claim that the songs are used to "teach" their curriculum.
The subjects range from music to science to library services.
1. Can a teacher make a personal purchase of Cd's or song downloads
and store the music on either a classroom computer or the school
server and use this music for teaching purposes?
2. Does the answer to question one change if the purchase is made by
3. Can a teacher bring in a personal CD and play the entire CD during
a class activity?
Thank you for your suggestions and information.
Director of Technology
District in Connecticut
- March 3, 2005 @ 9:41amCOvalle says:Here's my opinion on these questions.
2. Probably not.
In a face to face classroom setting, teachers have fair use and educational exemptions to back up their claims. It would be more problematic if the instructor was copying these songs for the class or making them available online, but 110(1) is pretty broad. 110(2) for electronic works isn't nearly as broad, but provided you meet those requirements you might qualify for those exemptions as well. That part is a bit more complicated.
Georgia Harper has an overview for 110(2)
- March 7, 2005 @ 1:29pmCarrie says:For what it's worth, I tend to agree with cjovalle.
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