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18th January 2013, 01:24 PM #1
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?
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18th January 2013, 01:27 PM #2
It depends on the copyright associated with each file. Assume the answer is no unless it says otherwise for what you want
Originally Posted by agiles
Last edited by elsiegee40; 18th January 2013 at 01:29 PM.
18th January 2013, 02:07 PM #3
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
18th January 2013, 04:52 PM #4
Thanks to jbunoomally from:
DarrenM (19th January 2013)
18th January 2013, 04:58 PM #5
And the rules in Malta may be different to the UK. You need local advice on this one I'm afraid.
18th January 2013, 05:38 PM #6
Didn't spot that one. Yeah, they're more than likely different!!
Originally Posted by Andrew_C
18th January 2013, 06:48 PM #7
Thanks very good website. Clear explanation...
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