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A Creator's Rights and Responsibilities (UK)

What rights and responsibilities do you have as a creator?

It's common for children and young people to use images they find online, for school projects or just for fun. But children and young people don't often understand which images are OK to use and which ones aren't. Help your learners understand about the rights and responsibilities they have when it comes to the images they create and use.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Define "copyright" and explain how it applies to creative work.
  • Describe their rights and responsibilities as creators.
  • Apply copyright principles to real-life scenarios.
Key Vocabulary: attribute  ·  copyright  ·  intellectual property  ·  licence  ·  plagiarism
to give credit to the person who created something, such as listing the author's name and date or a citation
legal protection that creators have over the things they create
intellectual property:
the ownership of something you create, giving you a right to how others use it
a clear way to define the type of copyright a creative work has, so that others know how they can use it
using someone's creative work without providing attribution
News & Media Literacy

Lesson Plan

45 mins.

What You'll Need

Classroom resources

  • Lesson Slides
  • What's Copyright? Handout Teacher Version
  • Lesson Quiz

Take-home resources

  • Family Activity
  • Family Tips