Copyright Commander – Silver – Step Five

Copyright Reminder

Quick copyright points to keep in mind:

  • Unless it says otherwise, any work is protected by Copyright
  • Works created within the course of employment belong to the employer unless otherwise specified within the employment contract. (This means that what teachers create for their class lessons is owned by their school or school board.)
  • Works created by students are their property and cannot be shared with others in a public environment (like a class blog) without their permission. If the student is a minor, parental consent must be given.
  • When selecting materials to use, you need to ensure that their creators are in fact the real copyright holders of that material.
  • The Fair Dealing exceptions of copyright for education, research and private study do not necessarily carry over into other personal or professional areas.

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