Annual Copyright License for Curriculum & Instruction

The majority of core and supplemental texts used for in-person and remote instruction, as well as educational applications and services, are under copyright in the U.S. Obtaining permission to use these texts on an individual basis at scale can be difficult and time-consuming, especially as needs fluctuate.

The Annual Copyright License for Curriculum & Instruction eases the burden of obtaining one-off permissions. The license provides a broad repertory of print or digital rights that enable the reuse and distribution of excerpts of high-quality content in curriculum and instructional materials, educational technology (ed tech) applications, and online platforms such as learning management systems.

This new solution is designed to address the diverse licensing needs of ed tech providers, core and supplemental curriculum developers, and custom publishing companies, as well as U.S. State Departments of Education and K-12 school districts.

The Annual Copyright License for Curriculum & Instruction allows you to use excerpts or articles from:

  • Fiction and nonfiction books 
  • Magazines 
  • Newspapers 
  • Publisher websites

A Solution for Incorporating Excerpts of High-Quality Content in K-12 Curriculum, Products, and Services

For Ed Tech Companies, Curriculum Developers, and Custom Publishers

The Annual Copyright License for Curriculum & Instruction gives curriculum developers, curriculum and instruction managers, product managers, and others in your organization the copyright permissions needed to incorporate excerpts of high-quality content into your offerings, including online K-12 ELA applications and curriculum development, and to supplement open educational resources (OERs).

The license complements direct-with-the-publisher agreements by providing a consistent set of reuse rights from a wide range of publishers and works in addition to rights granted directly.

With the Annual Copyright License for Curriculum & Instruction, you can: 

  • Gain permission to immediately reuse and distribute timely, diverse, local, and inclusive content 
  • Streamline copyright compliance with a uniform set of print or digital reuse rights across publishers
  • Add greater value to your offerings with high-quality published content
  • Save time and costs through easy and immediate verification of rights
  • Eliminate the need to negotiate with publishers and track permissions for content in the license
  • Easily test portions of published content in your products and services for greater flexibility and relevancy 
For Schools Districts and State DOEs

The Annual Copyright License for Curriculum & Instruction provides faculty, staff, and students district-wide, whether in the classroom or at home, with the copyright permissions they need to reuse articles and excerpts from a wide range of publishers and works.

Teachers and staff can share excerpts of published content with students in curriculum materials such as supplemental readings, worksheets, tests, quizzes, “coursepacks,” and other materials used as part of instruction in organized learning activities.

With the Annual Copyright License for Curriculum & Instruction, you can: 

  • Personalize and bring more creativity to curriculum development through inclusion of excerpts of timely, diverse, local, and inclusive content
  • Save time and costs through easy and immediate verification of rights
  • Gain predictable budgeting for copyright permissions with one aggregated license fee
  • Minimize your copyright infringement risk and remain copyright compliant