Teachers’ use of “consumables”

WARNING

DO NOT COPY WORKBOOKS OR OTHER CONSUMABLES


Consumables are materials intended for one-time use such as workbooks and exercise sheets in which a student records answers. These are materials created and intended for each student to have his or her own copy. Once a student completes the answers, these materials are of no use to another student.

Unless you have permission to copy a consumable, copying, scanning, or printing materials intended for one-time use is strictly prohibited.

Any copying from materials intended for one-time use without permission exposes the person making the copy, the teacher, the school, and the school board to liability for copyright infringement.

This prohibition does not apply to reproducibles. A reproducible is not intended for onetime use, but is sold or provided with the rights holder’s authorization to reproduce it for educational use.

This prohibition does not apply if you have permission to copy a consumable or created the consumable yourself.

Download the Consumables poster here