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Copyright, Plagiarism, and Digital Literacy (by Sue Lyon-Jones

image credit: PugnoM on Flickr Copyright is a pretty a hot topic in the ELT world at the moment, and many people are discussing it and blogging about it. The law that applies to using lesson materials or blog posts written by other people is complicated, and teachers often find the various issues surrounding copyright confusing. This post sets out to explain some of the main aspects of the law relating to copyright and fair use as it applies to uploading, sharing and remixing materials for educational use, and seeks to provide guidelines for good practice in acknowledging, referencing and attributing online sources. What is copyright? Copyright gives people the legal right to decide how original work that they have created can be used once it has been published. What is fair use? Fair use is an aspect of copyright law which allows teachers to use creative works for educational use without obtaining permission beforehand. What about quoting from blog posts or online articles? 1) USA.Gov

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