Printable VersionCopyright Notices

WWSWd Copyright Notice

Materials found at the Working With Scouts With disAbilities (WWSWd) website ©1998-2008 may be reproduced and used locally by Scouting volunteers for training purposes consistent with the programs of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) or other Scouting and Guiding Organizations. No material found here may be used or reproduced for commercial or other non-Scouting purposes without the express permission of the Working With Scouts With disAbilities Webmaster. 

Products and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this document is provided as is without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied.

The user assumes the entire risk as to the accuracy and the use of materials found here. Materials may be used by Scouting volunteers for training purposes consistent with the programs of the Boy Scouts of America. No material found here may be used or reproduced for commercial or other non-Scouting purposes without the express permission of the web author and any copyright holders noted.

This document may be copied and distributed subject to the following conditions:

  1. All text must be copied without modification and all pages must be included.
  2. All copies must contain WWSWd's copyright notice and any other notices provided therein.
  3. This document may not be distributed for profit.

We're making every effort to protect copyrights. We've noted copyrighted material that we know about, and will continue to update this information whenever we get it. In any case, we'd like to point out that copyrighted material appearing here is copyrighted, and cannot be used commercially without permission, whether or not the copyright is noted.

Suggestions, comments, or providing additional material for possible inclusion on these pages can be e-mailed to the Webmaster.

U. S. Copyright Law & Fair Use

Works that are in the public domain, because their copyright has expired or because the author has relinquished copyright, are often available for free. These works may be easy to find and download, and may be in fairly universal formats. Works that are still under copyright often have rigid protections associated with them. They are available for purchase or subscription, downloadable or on CD-ROM. Many are in a format that can only be used by a proprietary viewer, limiting their usability in a universally designed curriculum.

The Copyright Law of 1976 allows copyrighted materials to be used royalty-free for certain nonprofit educational purposes. According to (17 U.S.C. 107) educators may make copies of copyrighted works for use in teaching if:

  • it is used to illustrate the lesson;
  • the use is sufficiently unpremeditated that permission could not have been reasonably obtained in advance;
  • the use has not been ordered from the teacher's superior; and
  • the use does not replace purchase of the material.

It is also permissible to convert materials into other formats (17 U.S.C. 121), including electronic, Braille, or audio, for the use of people with disabilities. It is not permissible to further distribute the reformatted information, the original copyright information must be copied into the new format, and notice that the reformatted version is also protected by that copyright must also be included.

A group of educators, publishers, and copyright holders (The Creative Incentive Coalition) drafted a set of guidelines in how the concept of "fair use" applies to multimedia applications.

Contact the United States Copyright Office General Information and Publications for further copyright information.


 
 CONTACT US Hit Counter This page was last edited 11/15/09