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Copyright for Educators

Use Creative Commons for images. Creative Commons is an international non-profit organisation that provides free licences and tools that copyright owners can use to allow others to share, reuse and remix their material, legally.

Look for Open Education Resources and use these as much as possible. OER are teaching and learning materials that are feely available online for everyone to use, re-use, and re-distribute for teaching, learning and research. Many types of resources can be OER, including worksheets, curriculum materials, lectures, homework assignments, quizzes, class activities, pedagogical materials, games and other resources.

The National Copyright Unit (NCU) provides guidance to teachers and schools about copyright. The NCU's website, Smartcopying:

contains useful guidelines. Whenever you have a copyright question check the Smartcopying website.