Arts Education Resources
21st Century Skills: 4 Cs Infographic 2
Copyright Law and the Visual and Performing Arts
Copyright protects the original expression of ideas and safeguards original works of art, literature, music, films, broadcasts, and computer programs from copying and other uses. Students must be informed about the basic purpose of copyright, including fair-use exceptions, so that they will respect and comply with the law.
Copying a work without obtaining permission may appear to be an easy and convenient solution to an immediate problem. However, such unauthorized copying may violate the rights of the author or publisher of the copyrighted work and may be contrary to the academic mission to teach respect for ideas and for the intellectual property of those who express those ideas.
For more information about the United States Copyright Law, click here.
Religious Matters Properly Included in Courses of Study (Ed. Code Article 2, Section 51511):
Nothing in this code shall be construed to prevent, or exclude from the public schools, references to religion or references to or the use of religious literature, dance, music, theatre, and visual arts or other things having a religious significance when such references or uses do not constitute instruction in religious principles or aid to any religious sect, church, creed, or sectarian purpose and when such references or uses are incidental to or illustrative of matters properly included in the course of study.