Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Copyright and audio-visual education; Piracy (Copyright);
The rampant piracy of digital materials is not just a problem for the individual home user. In today's world it is increasingly a concern for educators and their school district as a whole. Many recent court actions have been brought against school districts based the illegal use of unlicensed software and other copyrighted materials. This project presents the issues of music and software piracy and the legalities of the United States Copyright Act. It presents common examples for use in the music or media intensive classroom, as well as legal usage requirements including the payment of royalties and purchase of recording or distribution licenses. Also covered are methods and suggestions on how faculty members can ensure that their school is compliant with current law and beyond the scope of legal actions that can adversely affect the district both financially and in the realm of public relations.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Sharon E. Smaldino
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©2002 Chad Criswell
Criswell, Chad, "Music and software piracy : issues and solutions for music teachers and media intensive educators" (2002). Graduate Research Papers. 378.