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In a message dated 8/7/2007 7:56:20 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, a teacher
"I get that impression you're a tech guru, could u show me how to transfer
pictures/text from my curriculum book to either a cd or on the web? Scan the
pages I would assume as the first step?"
Most commercially purchased curriculum, textbooks, videos, etc. are
copyrighted and thus posting such info to the world wide web could easily
lead to a lawsuit.
Many teachers think that since they are using a copyrighted work for
"educational purposes" that makes it "alright." This is simply not the case.
In some circumstances you can legally use a copyrighted work when it falls
under the "Fair Use" guidelines of copyright law, but such use must meet
various requirements and in general if you plan on using the material for
more than one semester you need to have permission from the copyright
Some teachers routinely claim semester after semester that their repeated
use of other's copyrighted material falls under "Fair Use." Such is not the
case. Such use is temporary. Remember, continued use requires obtaining
permission from the copyright owner.
If you have permission, or your project truly falls within the "Fair Use"
guidelines, transferring pictures to a CD or a thumb drive is relatively
easy. Most scanners now come with software that will copy and paste scanned
images directly into word processing documents. For example, my scanner will
post pictures to my Microsoft Word program. The exact process for how to do
this will vary depending on your equipment. Check your user manual for
Additionally you can google "scanning tutorial" and check out some of the
sites that walk you through the process with pictures and step by step
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