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FAQ for teachers

FAQs on copyright for teachers

The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on copyright for teachers helps teachers and students in the EU to find information on using copyright protected content in the context of education and training, particularly online. It also informs teachers and students on the opportunities copyright protection can have for them as potential creators of works within the context of education.

This initiative follows in the footsteps of the successful FAQs on copyright for consumers, which aim to help EU consumers learn more about what is legal and what is not when using copyright protected content – such as music or film – on the internet.

15 questions from consumers on copyright for all EU Member States

Answers to the FAQs are given for all EU Member States. They are available in English and/or at least one official language of each respective Member State.

Teachers’ questions on copyright

What materials can you use? What content can you share with your students? Or play in class? If you create something at school, can you enjoy copyright protection?

Click on a country in the map or select a country from the list to show the answers for the country:





The answers to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) were finalised on the date indicated as the status date on the website. Gathering up-to-date information from 27 Member States is an extensive exercise. While the EUIPO tries to keep the information up-to-date, new case-law or legislative reforms may impact the content of the FAQs. It means for instance that the following answers which rely on the current legislation in force in Member States, may not take into account new legislation transposing the Digital Single Market Copyright Directive (2019/790) (the Copyright Directive). Neither the EUIPO nor any person acting on behalf of the EUIPO is responsible for the use which might be made of the FAQs.


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