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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.

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.

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

Thanks for your replies.

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