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Copyright Conundrum

Some people and governments think that all educational stuff should be free to use by teachers, schools, and other educational bodies.
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I attended the London Book Fair again today, and one of the sessions I attended was a talk (or series of talks, to be precise) under the heading 'Copyright Under Threat?'

I've been aware for some time of rumblings about looking at the status of the copyright provisions for educational materials both in the UK and abroad. To summarise the situation (and in so doing to grossly oversimplify it), some people and governments think that all educational stuff should be free to use by teachers, schools, and other educational bodies.

I don't think it takes a genius to figure out what the result might be, although the Canadian government went ahead anyway. More about that in a moment.

It's always dangerous to take a single case, such as oneself, and extrapolate that to the entire population, but I'm going to do it anyway. 

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cross-posted at www.ictineducation.org

Terry Freedman is an independent educational ICT consultant with over 35 years of experience in education. He publishes the ICT in Education website and the newsletter “Digital Education."

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