The Center for Rights sent a petition signed by nearly 2,000 to the Prince George’s County Public Schools Board of Education today, asking the district to abandon a draft copyright policy that would have declared students’ and teachers’ works to be property of the district.Evan Greer, Campaign Manager at the Center for Rights, said the group hopes the district will publicly denounce the policy, which district officials last week said was on hold indefinitely. The Center for Rights is an organization that helps raise awareness about individual's rights and how to defend them.“What we don’t want is for people to take their eyes off this issue and for them to push it through and for students and teachers to suffer because people thought it was a done deal,” Greer said.
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Maryland school district considers proposal to control copyright of students’ work
Over the weekend, The Washington Post reported that the Prince George's County Board of Education is considering a proposal that would give the school district copyright ownership of work created by staff and students.Can a school district do that?