Copyright Information: When a family buys a physical (paper or CD) or digital (PDF, e-book or MP3) product published by Well-Trained Mind Press or Olive Branch Books Press, it acquires the right to reproduce the product as often needed for use within the family--but not to reproduce it either for resale or to give away to others.
Many families are now participating in group-learning situations, which gives rise to more copyright questions. This document provides the copyright information relevant to homeschoolers, pod-schoolers, micro-schoolers, co-ops, and schools--whether the instructor(s) meet(s) with the student(s) in person or online.
Making copies, either for resale or to give away, is a violation of United States law. According to the United States Copyright Office, “Copyright infringement occurs when a copyrighted work is reproduced, distributed, performed, publicly displayed, or made into a derivative work without the permission of the copyright owner.” For further information, see http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-definitions.html.
Well-Trained Mind Press also sells products from other publishers, whose copyright policies may differ from ours. Check with the other publishers to learn their copyright policies.
Schools may purchase a license to reproduce student materials for their classroom use. Here is a list of titles we license. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or to obtain a license.