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==Implications for this site==
 
==Implications for this site==
Whereas you may be able to use copyright materials in class, publishing a lesson which is based on copyright material on a website would almost certainly be a violation of copyright.  Consequently, that great class you created based on that wonderful newspaper article which tied into the song by what’s-his-name you got from [[YouTube]] can’t be uploaded here.
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Whereas you may be able to use copyright materials in class, publishing a class which is based on copyright material on a website would almost certainly be a violation of copyright.  Consequently, that great class you created based on that wonderful newspaper article which tied into the song by what’s-his-name you got from [[YouTube]] can’t be uploaded here.
  
 
==Which is relevant - where I live and teach or where the work was created?==
 
==Which is relevant - where I live and teach or where the work was created?==
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== Specific information by region or area. ==
 
== Specific information by region or area. ==
Some areas have elected to interpret the Berne Convention more restrictively than others.  In many cases we have copied the most important parts of the legislation here (justified by being "insubstantial copying" or less than 1% of the work copied), but teachers are nevertheless  encouraged to read the primary legislation which is linked from each article.
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Some areas have elected to interpret the Berne Convention more restrictively than others.  Although in many cases we have copied the most important parts of the legislation here (justified by being "insubstantial copying" or less than 1% of the work copied), teachers are encouraged to read the primary legislation which is linked from each article.
  
 
Many countries seem to have legislation which states something like: "''you can make a copy as long as you don't use a photocopier''" - which isn't really very helpful.  
 
Many countries seem to have legislation which states something like: "''you can make a copy as long as you don't use a photocopier''" - which isn't really very helpful.  
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====The UK====
 
====The UK====
The UK seems to have a slightly confusing law in this case. The UK Intellectual Property Office maintains that the law allows teachers to copy - as long as they don't use a photocopier or similar copying device.<ref>[http://www.ipo.gov.uk/types/copy/c-other/c-exception/c-exception-teaching.htm UK Intellectual Property Office statement which allows copying - but not with a photocopier]</ref>  This is in agreement with the UK legislation point 32 which states:<ref>[http://www.ipo.gov.uk/cdpact1988.pdf Complete text of UK legislation- see sections 32 and 36]</ref>   
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The UK seems to have a slightly confusing law in this case. The UK Intellectual Property Office maintains that the law allows teachers to copy - as long as they don't use a photocopier or similar copying device.<ref>[http://www.ipo.gov.uk/copy/c-manage/c-useenforce/c-useenforce-use/c-useenforce-use-exception/c-useenforce-use-exception-teaching.htm UK Intellectual Property Office statement which allows copying - but not with a photocopier]</ref>  This is in agreement with the UK legislation point 36 which states:<ref>[http://www.ipo.gov.uk/cdpact1988.pdf Complete text of UK legislation- see sections 32 and 36]</ref>   
  
 
<blockquote>Things done for purposes of instruction or examination
 
<blockquote>Things done for purposes of instruction or examination
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====Thailand====  
 
====Thailand====  
Section 30 of the [[Thailand | Thai]] code provides:<ref>[http://tla.tiac.or.th/ifla/Ifla99_21.htm Thai copyright code - see section 30]</ref>
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Section 30 of the Thai code provides:<ref>[http://tla.tiac.or.th/ifla/Ifla99_21.htm Thai copyright code - see section 30]</ref>
  
 
<blockquote> that is an act done in relation to the copyrighted work of another person by virtue of this Act shall not constitute an infringement of copyright, if done as follows: 1. research or study of the work, which is not done for making profit;...  6. reproduction, adaptation, exhibition or making available by a teacher for teaching, which is not done for making profit; 7. reproduction or adaptation of a part of such work, or abridging or making a summary by a teacher or educational institution for distributing or selling to students in the class or in an educational institution, provided that is not done for making profit; 8. utilization of the work as a part of the examination questions and answers.</blockquote>
 
<blockquote> that is an act done in relation to the copyrighted work of another person by virtue of this Act shall not constitute an infringement of copyright, if done as follows: 1. research or study of the work, which is not done for making profit;...  6. reproduction, adaptation, exhibition or making available by a teacher for teaching, which is not done for making profit; 7. reproduction or adaptation of a part of such work, or abridging or making a summary by a teacher or educational institution for distributing or selling to students in the class or in an educational institution, provided that is not done for making profit; 8. utilization of the work as a part of the examination questions and answers.</blockquote>
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This wiki assumes that such copyright-ignoring teachers are in the minority and that the majority of teachers will scrupulously follow the local law.
 
This wiki assumes that such copyright-ignoring teachers are in the minority and that the majority of teachers will scrupulously follow the local law.
 
==See also==
 
[[Teflpedia:Copyright | Teflpedia's own copyright statement]]
 
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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*[http://www.uoc.edu/in3/dt/eng/20418/20418.pdf Quite technical article from a European perspective]
 
*[http://www.uoc.edu/in3/dt/eng/20418/20418.pdf Quite technical article from a European perspective]
  
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