Policy Information
Series 8000-8505 - 8000-8505

Policy # 8350R.1

The purpose of these guidelines is to provide standards for both owners and users of copyrighted television   programs.  These  guidelines  apply  only  to  off-air  recording  by  non-profit  education institutions.


1)      A broadcast program may be recorded off the air simultaneously  with broadcast transmission.

The program may be retained for a period of forty-five (45) consecutive calendar days after the

day  of  broadcast.  Upon  conclusion  of  this  period,  all  off-air  recordings  must  be  erased  or destroyed immediately.


2)      During the first ten (10) consecutive  school days the off-air recordings may be used once by individual teachers in the course of relevant teaching activities, and repeated once only when instructional reinforcement is necessary.



3)      Off-air  recordings  may  be made  only  at  the  request  of  and  used  by individual  teachers.  A program may be recorded only once for the same teacher.


4)     A limited number of copies may be reproduced to meet the needs of all the teachers. Each copy shall be subject to the provisions governing the original recording.


5)     After  the first ten (10) consecutive  days, off-air  recordings  may be used only for evaluation purposes; e.g.,to determine curriculum needs and possible purchase of the recording.


6)     An off-air recording need not be used in its entirety; however, alterations may not be made in the original recording.


7)     All copies of the off-air recording must include the copyright notice from the broadcast program as recorded.


8)     Educational institutions are expected to establish appropriate control procedures to maintain the integrity of these guidelines.


Adoption Date: 9/1/2012
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