Topic 1 The basics on intellectual rights and licenses of new technologies

Wider opportunities to use copyrighted material for education, research and preservation of cultural heritage: the exceptions allowing these uses have been modernized and adapted to the technological changes, to allow uses online and across borders.

The new teaching exception for educational establishments and teachers covers digital cross-border uses of content protected by copyright for the purposes of illustration for teaching, including online. This will for example ensure that educational establishments can make available, in full legal certainty, teaching content to distance students in other Member States through their secure electronic environment, e.g. a university’s intranet or a school’s virtual learning environment.

When and which country will implement the new directive, you could ask. A member of the European Commission, Emmanuelle Du Chalard kindly answer these questions in a mail to the DigitA Erasmus+ project

The recently adopted Directive (EU) 2019/790  harmonizes the use of copyright-protected content in digital and cross-border teaching activities by introducing a new exception (Article 5), mandatory for Member States. This new exception covers digital uses made for the purpose of illustration for teaching to the extent they take place under the responsibility of educational establishments, on their premises or other venues or through secure electronic environments accessible only to teaching staff and students. See the text of the directive on :  (Article 5 and recitals 19 to 24).  Member States have to implement this new directive by 7 June 2021.

In your country there is an organization that deals with copyrights in educationally context. Try to search for the organization in your own language.

Is there any easy-to-read information?

In Denmark, the organization is called CopyDan – below you find…

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Addressing learning styles directly can improve the progress and motivation of learners.