Distributed Literature Recordings

By NFHS on April 29, 2020 speech debate & theatre directors & judges article Print

Guidelines for using distributed student recordings for assessment and adjudication by the publishers listed below. These guidelines are designed for a limited duration and scope to allow for students to complete their year-end assessments and classroom instruction while schools are closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. No recorded performance can be distributed outside of these guidelines and the listed publishers unless they meet Section 17 U.S. Code § 110(D)(ii)(I)(aa) of the US Copyright Law.  

  1. Performances must be shared in as private of a setting as possible, and must be viewable by individual link only.
  2. The performance can only be shared for educational assessment or state adjudication purposes.
  3. The recorded performance must use legally purchased material.
  4. Any arrangements made shall have proper permissions secured prior to recording.
  5. Once the recorded performance has been adjudicated it must be deleted from the sharing platform.
  6. This special permission will expire on June 30, 2020.
  7. Start your reading with “Read by permission from Sourcebooks” and please be sure to read the name of the author and illustrator.
  8. Please notify us via the google form below for any reading you hold. If you hold multiple events/read-alouds, submit each time you are holding a storytime with one of our books. Information needed includes:
    • Name and address of the library, school, or store
    • Title, author and ISBN of the book that is read
    • Contact information for the individual responsible for the reading
    • The educational or social media platform on which the video or live event is posted or held and a link to that video or live event
    • Please submit here: https://forms.gle/gtPo3yEXVMXjHUpt5
    • For any questions, please email permissions@sourcebooks.com.
  9. Videos must be taken down by the end of the school year or June 30, 2020, whichever is later, unless permission to extend the term has been obtained from Sourcebooks.

The publishers who graciously granted this permission are listed below:
Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins Children's Books, Macmillan, Little, Brown Young Readers, Penguin Random House, Scholastic, Chronicle Kids, Candlewick, Lee and Low, HMH, Abrams, Holiday House, Disney Publishing, Crabtree Publishing, Lerner, and Peachtree
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