Copyright for educational purposes

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Copyright for educational purposes

Post by grafikhaus » Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:03 pm

I'm currently working on a large educational project and need some basic but good copyright advice.

Say a teacher watches and records Panorama and then plays it to his class the next day? Or some music?

Does copyright require fine-tooth-combing of each sources' small print, or is there a degree of leeway where this material is strictly for educational purposes?

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Post by CopyrightAid » Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:33 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum

Copyright law does provide a good deal of leeway for educations purposes, this is covered under 'fair dealing' rules.
Provided this is done as you describe - by a teacher, on behalf of the educational establishment for the purpose of instruction or examination there should be no problem.

For further information, the legislation that deals with this can be found at: ... t-.asp#s32

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