When You Learn You’re a Law Breaker

When you first start homeschooling, there are a million and one things to think about. Ok, maybe not a million and one. Probably at least a million and two or three.

Beginning homeschooling, even if you start at Kindergarten, is a little bit like playing Marco Polo – eyes squished tight, calling out and listening for the answer.

So the last thing you think about when you first start homeschooling is copyright law.

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I’m not proud to say that I’ve learned I’ve done some things wrong.

– You know when you buy one workbook and make copies for all of your kids?
– Or when you tear out the pages and slip them inside of sheet protectors so your child can reuse it or you can save it for younger siblings?
– Or how about having a child write the answers on notebook paper so the workbook is preserved?

And that’s just the tip of the copyright iceberg.

I’m not even sure that I have learned everything I need to know yet. But I know that as I’ve learned, I’ve made changes, and if I learn anything else, I’ll change that, too. I even explained some of it to the kids.

I don’t want to break copyright law.

I don’t want to teach my kids that’s okay.

So what are we going to do?

. . .

Well, first we are going to learn. And that’s what this week is about — learning. All week long, the iHomeschool Network is leading an #HonorCopyright Awareness Campaign, and many other homeschool companies, sites, and blogs are joining them. To find out more, visit the #HonorCopyright page at iHomeschool Network.

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This should be an interesting series. I’ve purchased several digital curriculums and those publishers give permission to photo copy within families only.