Copyrightandschools.org is a fantastic resource where teachers can find clear and relevant information on a range of copyright material for use in schools. The website allows schools to check the copyright permissions they need for a variety of activities in their school environment.
Copyrightandschools.org was developed by the Rights Industry Forum, a working group of representatives from the licensing bodies that provide licences for the use of copyright material in the schools sector. The group aims to simplify the issues surrounding copyright in schools by increasing awareness and understanding.
The Rights Industry Forum Members include: (CCLI), The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA), Educational Recording Agency (ERA), Motion Picture Licensing Corporation (MPLC), Newspaper Licensing Agency (NLA), Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL), PRS for Music and Public Video Screening Licence (PVSL).
For more information visit: www.copyrightandschools.org/
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