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    Copyright law please help!

    Is it legal, if I download files from the Internet and then upload them on the school VLE for students to use. The VLE is password protected and different rights are given to different members. Some are given 'write' access which means that the user can download the resources.

    Please can anyone help?

    agiles

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    Quote Originally Posted by agiles View Post
    Is it legal, if I download files from the Internet and then upload them on the school VLE for students to use. The VLE is password protected and different rights are given to different members. Some are given 'write' access which means that the user can download the resources.

    Please can anyone help?

    agiles
    It depends on the copyright associated with each file. Assume the answer is no unless it says otherwise for what you want
    Last edited by elsiegee40; 18th January 2013 at 12:29 PM.

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    At the moment, there isn't an exclusion for VLE distribution of files (such as music/video) so it is more than likely illegal. However, the law is being changed soon to make it easier to do this.

    The relevant law is this - Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988

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    Copyright & Schools: photocopy, scan, screen or broadcast copyright resources in classrooms - simple advice for teachers is a good place to start your journey into the wonderful world of copyright!

    JB

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    And the rules in Malta may be different to the UK. You need local advice on this one I'm afraid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    And the rules in Malta may be different to the UK. You need local advice on this one I'm afraid.
    Didn't spot that one. Yeah, they're more than likely different!!

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    Thanks very good website. Clear explanation...

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