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Old 03-25-2020, 08:14 PM
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Do you happen to know how I could find out if reading a certain book online is okay? I don't want to violate a copyright. I would like to read a Frog and Toad book by Arnold Lobel, but I don't know if that's legal. I plan to post it only on Facebook. How could I find out?


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Old 03-25-2020, 08:18 PM
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Most of the big publishers have relaxed their copyright rules given the current circumstances. Here's a good article with individual company guidelines.

https://www.slj.com/?detailStory=pub...avirus-covid19
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Old 03-25-2020, 08:22 PM
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Thanks, pdxteacher! I'll look at it.

ETA: That told me exactly what I needed to know. Thanks again!
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Old 03-25-2020, 08:22 PM
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she/she should be able to give all teachers a list of approved read aloud or let you know for individual titles.
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Old 03-25-2020, 08:23 PM
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We were told that if we publish it to an platform accessible by students, not the general public, it was okay. That would be no different than reading the book in class. We have published some things to Google Classroom since only the kids who are invited or added by us.


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Old 03-25-2020, 08:27 PM
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Thanks, everyone! The link pdxteacher provided above lists the procedures for each publisher. It's really helpful.
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Old 03-26-2020, 01:59 PM
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I had written one of the publishers and hadn't heard back. This told me what I needed to know.
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