The #HonorCopyright Awareness Campaign: Sept. 30 – Oct. 4, 2013
In cooperation with: Apologia | CurrClick | Five in a Row | Free Homeschool Deals | Happy Housewife | Heart of the Matter | Home Educating Family | Homeschool Blogging | Homeschool Chicks | Homeschool Giveaways | Homeschool Share | Inspired Bloggers Network | Joy Comes in the Morning | Prodigal Planet | Simple Homeschool | So You Call Yourself a Homeschooler | The iHomeschool Network Bloggers
Join us in this week long public discussion about the dos and don’ts of copyright, fair use, piracy, and plagiarism.
Unfortunately, copyright infringement is a frequent occurrence among the homeschool community. There are groups on Facebook, Yahoo, and other social media platforms which improperly distribute free files or illegally share paid files. In many cases, the infringement is an issue of ignorance on the part of well-meaning and caring homeschoolers. Many people do not fully understand copyright law and aren’t knowledgeable enough to speak out against it when they see abuse.
Additionally, there is a large amount of misinformation which confuses homeschool parents. During the #honorcopyright week, we will be digging into to the dos and don’ts of copyright law to learn together. This week is not about policing or shaming; it’s about learning. Together, we can learn to understand and honor copyright law.
For basic information about dos and don’ts of copyright law, start here:
Throughout the rest of the week, we will dive further into the following areas:
Homeschoolers, make a commitment to #HonorCopyright.
We want to challenge to examine your sharing practices, learn the copyright law, and make some changes if you need to. Would you like join us? Click here to sign the pledge and get a sidebar button for your blog.