Copyright: What You Need to Know • Librarians Self-Censor
Activity: Consider Your Interpretations


In this lesson, Gretchen McCord covers common misunderstandings of copyright law in the educational world. She refers to studies done by the Center for Media & Social Impact to explain how educators sometimes misinterpret copyright law to the detriment of student learning.


Review resources available from the Center for Media and Social Impact studies (

As suggested at the end of this lesson, conduct a self-study of how copyright is currently interpreted and followed in your institution. Gather ideas from stakeholders in your institution to get a picture of your school's current interpretation of copyright.


Website for Center for Media & Social Impact —

MLA Citation Collins, Karla B. "Copyright: What You Need to Know: Consider Your Interpretations." School Library Connection, January 2020,

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