Issues Other than Learning
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Wikipedia defines Copyright as a legal concept, enacted by most governments, giving the creator of an original work exclusive rights to it, usually for a limited time. Generally, it is "the right to copy", but also gives the copyright holder the right to be credited for the work, to determine who may adapt the work to other forms, who may perform the work, who may financially benefit from it, and other related rights. It is a form of intellectual property (like the patent, the trademark, and the trade secret) applicable to any expressible form of an idea or information that is substantive and discrete.
"...The first came from the publishing world, whose biggest players snubbed the competitive procurement process because of unusual requirements that the materials be free of licensing restrictions that would interfere with New York's desire to make them available for free online...."How creators of learning resources get credit for their work is not confined to education reform. Copyright is indeed one of the biggest challenges of online learning. Access to peer-reviewed journals are generally limited to paid subscribers. Figures, tables, data are not supposed to be copied from these sources without copyright permission. Requiring publishers to make the content publicly available bring pause to any entrepreneur. With a one-time payment, of course, this is possible, and New York has been able to attract some takers (which comes with a $28 million price tag). So, here is the site where free learning resources intended for the new core-curriculum can be found:
PreK-2: Core Knowledge Foundation
Grades 3-5: Expeditionary Learning
Grades 6-8: Expeditionary Learning, under subcontract to Public Consulting Group
Grades 9-12: Public Consulting Group
PreK-12: Common Core Inc.