What does copyright mean?

When children and grown-ups create an original work, they immediately own the copyright to the work. This could be a story, an art work, a song, or any other original work.Copyright is a way to protect the people who create these original works.


Copyright Questions for Students
This is a fun interactive question session with cartoon character students asking the questions.

Know Your Stuff:

Copyright for Kids
Website designed to help kids better understand what copyright is and how to avoid infringing on someone's copyright.

Copyrights for Teachers and School Librarians


Primary Source Nexus: Teaching and learning @ the Source
Displaying daily features with primary sources. Lesson ideas and more.

Library of Congress Teachers pages The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching.


Websites that offer free resources:

Governmental Agency Collections:

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