NFHS Copyright Resources (Updated 11/23)
There will always be a lot of questions about copyright compliance. Copyrighted materials are used in many high school activities from music, speech, theatre, cheer, and dance as well as most school based athletic events. The resources found on this page can act as a guide to understanding the complexities of the U.S. Copyright Law. We recommend the first thing that anyone does is to complete the Understanding Copyright and Compliance course, free on NFHSLearn.com. This course will supply the basics of U.S. Copyright Law and answer most questions. The NFHS will continue to create and update resources as they become available.
The resources below are designed to be educational in nature and are not to be used as legal advice. It is important to consult your own legal counsel prior to taking copyright action.
NFHS Website Resources
TEACH Act Explained - Copyright Guidance for Distance Learning (NFHS & NAfME Collaboration) Distance Learning FAQ TEACH Act Webinar Presentation
Copyright Performance Permissions (NFHS & NAfME Collaboration)
NFHS Downloadable Materials
U.S. Copyright Law
Copyright Law of the United States (downloadable links)
Cheer and Dance Resources
NFHS Podcast "The Stage"