Copyright relates to a set of laws that grant the creator of published material the right to say how it is used and shared. Generally speaking, copyright law permits users to access content for personal use only. So, if someone wants to share the material, even if it’s for educational purposes, by law, the copyright owner must grant permission first.
Copyright licensing agencies (that’s us) have gained advanced permission from the creators of the published content for their work to be used for educational purposes – far beyond what is normally permitted under the Copyright Act.
Without the right licence, teachers, the principal and the Board of Trustees can be held liable.
And gain access to new ones, legally.
Demonstrate to staff and students that your school understands the importance of ownership, gaining permission to use content, and respecting other peoples work.
There are three copyright licences that cover print, music and audio-visual material.
While each licence is available individually, it is our experience that the dynamic nature of the lessons being delivered in the modern classroom mean most schools need two, if not all three licences in order to be compliant.
The licences are renewable annually and are costed based on student numbers. Whether you are renewing, engaging with us for the first time, or updating your current arrangements: it’s time to get licensed!
Click the links below to take a more detailed look at each licence and the world of opportunities they offer your school.