A federal court ruling announced last week reminds us all of the importance of following copyright. HISD (Houston ISD from Texas) has just been ordered to pay $9.2 million dollars ($9,200,000) due to copyright infringement. (Staff in the Houston school district took willful steps to ignore copyright and the company whose copyrighted materials they copied and circulated without permission now stands to receive millions in belated compensation/damages.)
This should serve as a reminder that we should follow copyright. Generally, we shouldn’t be posting or sharing material that we didn’t create or that we don’t know is licensed under Creative Commons.
This includes not only print, but audio and video as well.
Please remember that our district expects staff to respect copyrights.