Dear Parents and Students,
This letter is to inform you of our classroom Copyright Policy. Section 106 of the 1976 Copyright Act is to prevent the copying of someone else’s work. Copying is cheating.
What is illegal copying?
Copyright laws protect the creative work of the person who created it. These laws protect authors of literary, dramatic, musical, and all other artistic and intellectual works.
Have you seen this symbol before? ©
You may have seen it on a book, a movie, CD, or website. It means this work has been copyrighted. You cannot copy the pictures, story, or words without the author’s permission.
Basic Copyright Rules:
1. Never copy an author’s writing word for word.
2. Always give credit to the author in a bibliography.
Arnheim, R. (1971). Art and visual perception.
Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
Author. Title of web page. Web page address Copyright year.
Coolmath.com Inc, Coolmath.com. (1997-2004). Retrieved November 21, 2004, from
Remember, in your own words and give credit to the author.
Student Name Parent Signature
Bibliography Style Handbook. (2004) Retrieved November 28, 2004, from
Compliance with the 1976 US Copyright Law. (1998) Retrieved November 18, 2004 from
Gardner, Phyllis D. Copyright. 2001 Retrieved November 28, 2004, from
Grabe, C., & Grabe M., (2004) Integrating Technology for Meaningful Learning 4th Ed.
New York, NY. Houghton Mifflin Company.
Koschmieder, V., & Smith, S., CIM Copyright Resources on the Internet. (2001) Retrieved
November 28, 2004, from http://groton.k12.ct.us/mts/pt2a9.htm