creating an anthology of activities from materials on the Web
- November 27, 2006 @ 1:57pmdfawcett says:Is the following process for creating training materials for educators a copyright problem?
Search the Internet for worksheets/activities in a topic area, download/copy these activities, compile them in a binder. Title the binder--for example, "Math Activities for Parents and Children", create and insert title page, make multiple copies of said binder and distribute it at training sessions for teachers on integrating the activities in the binder into an existing curriculum. No permissions to copy activities from the Web sites are sought; but credit to the source and URL is given at the bottom of each worksheet/activity. Additional copies of the binder and its contents are made to fulfill additional demand/requests.
- November 28, 2006 @ 8:08amwilliamsonl says:You are violating the owner's right to distribute and to copy and to prepare a derivative work. Just because it's free on the Internet, it does not mean you are free to do whatever you would like with it. This is basically creating a coursepack, which is almost never a fair use. It's possible that some math materials might not be protected by copyright, but the arrangement could be.
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