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Copyright symbol image used on this page is licensed under CC BY 2.0 and was created by David Wees.

The copyright symbol image used on this page is licensed under Creative Commons 2.0 and was created by David Wees.

Welcome to the Copyright Information page at Fauquier County Public Schools (FCPS), where we're committed to upholding the principles of copyright law while promoting responsible and ethical use of intellectual property.

FCPS School Board Policy: Our copyright policy aligns with the guidelines established by the FCPS School Board Policy. For detailed information regarding copyright policies and procedures within our district, please refer to the FCPS School Board Policy 6-5.3.

Fair Use Doctrine: The Fair Use Doctrine is a crucial aspect of copyright law that allows for the limited use of copyrighted material without permission from the copyright owner under certain circumstances, such as for purposes of criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research. It's essential to understand the parameters of fair use when utilizing copyrighted material in educational settings.

TEACH Act 2002: The Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act of 2002 addresses copyright issues specifically in the context of distance learning for nonprofit educational institutions. It provides guidelines for the use of copyrighted materials in digital education environments while ensuring compliance with copyright law.

At FCPS, we are dedicated to the protection of intellectual property rights while fostering an environment that encourages innovation, creativity, and collaboration. By adhering to copyright laws and guidelines, we uphold the integrity of academic and creative endeavors while respecting the rights of content creators.