How can one refrain from violating FERPA and TCPA guidelines in online communication?
The first step in answering this question is know what FERPA and TCPA are. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. In a nutshell, there are very few times that a school can release a student’s information without consent. The following list outlines when those records do not require consent:
What methods could be employed to verify that copyright is not being violated?
There are a few things to keep in mind when we talk about not violating copyright, can we get permission to use the material, or is there are approved public area where the material can be gathered. Sometimes it is not practical or possible to get the permission of a person to use their work, and that means the material cannot be used. With the abundance of materials that can be found in the public domain it is not difficult to find an alternative source or material.
Does copyright require that all work, images, words, and graphics must be original?
Copyright does not require that all work be original, but it does require that the creator has issued permission to you or the public for the use of their material.
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