Talk

Advanced search

Mumsnet has not checked the qualifications of anyone posting here. If you have any legal concerns we suggest you consult a solicitor.

Copyright?

(4 Posts)
fromwesttoeast Tue 28-Jul-15 15:12:39

Hi, I want to get started as a private tutor. I want to teach short courses in English literature to children. This will involve choosing a novel or poetry collection and then studying it. The students will be required to get their own copies of the book.
I would like to make assignment sheets for the students to complete after lessons, these may occasionally contain very short quotes from the text as part of a question or writing prompt.
My question is whether there is any copyright implication in doing this?
Am I free to use novels for book studies like this, or do I have to seek permission? I don't want to photocopy or scan any part of any book.
Thanks

SaskiaRembrandtWasFramed Tue 28-Jul-15 15:17:11

As far as I know, using short extracts for educational purposes is fine.

cdtaylornats Wed 29-Jul-15 14:17:39

It might be worth checking the Gutenburg Project to see if the book you are using is out of copyright and available to download.

www.gutenberg.org/

fromwesttoeast Thu 30-Jul-15 13:55:33

Thanks for your replies.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now