Maryland school district claims copyright to things teachers/students produce even outside of school hours

Not long ago, Facebook came under fire for claiming commercial ownership of user-submitted content on Instagram. These days, the Prince George’s County Board of Education is thinking of doing the same thing with a proposal that “would give them the copyright to anything created by teachers, students, and employees before, during, and after school hours,” according to Fox News.

Local parents, understandably upset that their children’s school work may soon be the property of Big Brother, have joined with teachers to protest the policy.

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