A Copyright Shout Out to Schools and School Librarians


A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of presenting to CILIP’s Schools Library’s Group. It was a tremendous and highly enjoyable opportunity to discuss the relationship between copyright and contracts, and how copying in schools is a fundamental part of digital literacy, particularly in “Instant Gratification Culture” where anything can be accessed anywhere and anytime.

We spoke about important sources of advice and support – and how basic copyright awareness needs should be embedded into core curriculum subjects. I’ve put together a presentation here: Conference talk_SLG

I also wanted to share some excellent url’s which can be used to help incorporate copyright know-how into teaching:

Creative Commons www.creativecommons.org

Copyright User www.copyrightuser.org

Cracking Ideas www.crackingideas.com/third_party/IP+Tutor

QAA Subject Benchmark Statements www.qaa.ac.uk/assuring-standards-and-quality/the-quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

BBC Copyright Aware www.bbc.co.uk/copyright

UK Creative Content: Get it Right From a Legal Site www.getitrightfromagenuinesite.org/

Finally, for anyone that wants a whole day chatting about copyright, schools and staying legal, I’m running a workshop in London for RTA on 22 March 2017

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