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Copyrights and Fair Use
I'm sure you're all aware of
copyrights and their importance in protecting the work of the creators
of unique and innovative educational materials such as Coolmath.com
and Coolmath Algebra.
Fortunately, for teachers and students
there is something called "fair use." Simply put, fair
use is the exception that allows teachers and students to use (within
some very restrictive guidelines) copyrighted materials for educational
purposes in the classroom. I've found that many teachers are
unaware of the specifics regarding fair use of copyrighted materials
like web sites. ( I, too, was quite uninformed in this area until
I started to do some investigating! )
For students, fair use is
easy! Students can use graphics and content all they wish
(without permission) as long as it is for a class assignment.
The only restrictions are that the "borrowed" content cannot
be displayed in a public forum such as a web site (e-portfolios come
to mind here) without the permission of the copyright holder and the
content cannot be put into a situation where it can be distributed or
copied. (Students cannot give the content to someone else for
For teachers, it's a bit more
complicated and MUCH more restricted. To cut to the chase,
the key is to never use anything that would cause the
copyright owner to lose income. For example,
photocopying any portion of a textbook (or other book) for
classroom use instead of buying copies of the book for each
student. Or downloading or printing a portion of a website
for classroom use instead of visiting the site “live” so
that the publisher can receive the income from the online
ads. Or using an ad blocker to block the online ads.
So, where does this put us with
Coolmath and our other sites? If you want to use our sites
in the classroom, you have two options available:
1) Visit the our sites LIVE in
the classroom. Coolmath.com, Inc. is granting you the right
to use our WEBSITES in the classroom as much as you'd like
-- AS LONG AS YOU VISIT THE SITES LIVE
without blocking our ads! You cannot print the
lessons and you cannot download (or cache) the lessons or
any other content onto your hard drive.
2) For our Algebra lessons, you can purchase the
appropriate amount of copies of our Coolmath Algebra books
(coming VERY soon) for your students.
Blocking our online
advertising is a violation of our copyrights since it is
using our content in a manner that causes us to lose income.
If your school is using an ad blocker, please make them
aware of our policies and the laws of fair use.
Please understand that we can only
afford to continue to maintain our websites and create new
and innovation learning materials if we can be reimbursed
for our time and expense. The only ways we can be
reimbursed are through the ads on our sites and the purchase
of our books. Your assistance in this area is greatly
How can you help support Coolmath?
Please ask your school and your district to create links on
their official websites to CoolifiedGames.com (or any of our other
sites). These links help our rankings with search engines
such as Google. Higher rankings help new people find us…
And helping as many people as possible is our goal!
For more information about
copyrights and fair use, a good resource is from the
Standford University Library:
your interest in Coolified Games… And thanks again for reading
this. We really appreciate teachers like you!