Who Owns the Rights to Printable Teacher Worksheets?


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The ownership of the rights to printable teacher worksheets depends on who has created the teacher worksheets. If a currently employed teacher has created the worksheet, the rights to that worksheet may belong to the school district where the teacher is employed, according to the National Education Association.

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In the past, it was generally accepted that whoever made the material or wrote the content to be used within the classroom owned these things. This is still true in many cases, but Teacher Pay Teacher, a website where teachers can sell their lesson plans and other materials online, cautions teachers to check the intellectual property policy of their school district before they claim the rights to any of the materials or content that they are selling or giving away.

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