Educational groups call for copyright law permitting use of Internet materials in classrooms

| September 22, 2004
A coalition of national education groups representing the K-12 and postsecondary sectors are calling on the federal government to reject a Heritage Committee proposal that would require teachers and students to pay a fee to use, for educational purposes, material freely available on the Internet. The groups are asking for an "educational exception" in the Copyright Act that would explicitly permit educational uses of publicly available online materials. - Media release - Background note - Statements by education organizations