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KWadd22
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Copyright/Usage

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What is Plank Road Publishing's stance on online use of their materials during distance learning by teachers who are subscribers?

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MK8_Ziegler
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Thanks for asking. First of all, these policies are available on our Permissions page, where you can also fill out a permissions request form:
https://www.musick8.com/html/permissions.php

I'll include the policies here, as well.

General copyright policies for Plank Road Publishing copyrighted materials regarding online/remote teaching situations
  • You may distribute purchased material digitally for online learning provided that you control the distribution and access is limited to your students only.
  • Digital usage of purchased physical/print products is allowed as long as you control the distribution to only the same students for whom you purchased the physical product. (Digital distribution cannot replace purchasing music, such as in the case of choral octavos or other non-reproducible material, but you may distribute purchased music to your students digitally.)
  • You may not post copies of our music, recordings, lyrics or anything from a product for anyone to access other than your students. (Videos of students performing our music may be posted as long as we are credited where the videos are posted and as long as the music had been purchased for use by the students.)
  • Posting or sharing physical or digital copies of our recordings, lyrics, or printed music with anyone other than your students without our permission is an illegal use of copyrighted material.
If you are unsure if your situation is a legal usage of our materials, please fill out an online Permissions Request form:
https://www.musick8.com/html/permissions.php
James P. Ziegler
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Plank Road Publishing
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A related question: If we own the recorded and printed music (Plank Road, that is), are we allowed to type lyrics in a slideshow format such as Powerpoint or Google slides to share with students that way? As in your policy above, this would only be for students within the school that the music was purchased for.

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JESMusicTeacher wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:41 pm
A related question: If we own the recorded and printed music (Plank Road, that is), are we allowed to type lyrics in a slideshow format such as Powerpoint or Google slides to share with students that way? As in your policy above, this would only be for students within the school that the music was purchased for.
You would be able to post that, but only for your students. So you would not be able to to post it in a public YouTube video, for example, but you could share it with your classes through Google Classroom or something similar.
James P. Ziegler
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Plank Road Publishing
www.MusicK8.com

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We've added the following to our copyright/usage policy.

You may live stream or post recordings of your students performing our songs to school web sites and social media platforms for friends and family members to view. We do not require that student performance videos be password protected, but please include our writer credits and copyright information with the recording.

For the full policy, please visit our Permissions page:
https://www.musick8.com/html/permissions.php
James P. Ziegler
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Plank Road Publishing
www.MusicK8.com

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Hello,

I am looking to use songs from Music K-8 that my school has purchased the print/scores and cds for with a Holiday Sing Along video. My idea was to teach the songs to the students through their learning management systems (ex. google classroom and seesaw) and then share a video with the students to watch and sing along at home with their family. The video would include the recording from the CD and the typed lyrics, along with the copyright information for each song. Are there restrictions on the parents viewing the music? Is it all OK as long as I have the copyright info posted and the video is shared through their LMS?

Thank you!
Jennifer G

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