Hi, everyone! Welcome to my blog for our class assignment about copyrights. I decided to think about when I become a librarian and how copyrights would affect me in my job. I specifically want to focus on booktalks because booktalks are a great way to get students excited about reading. I want to explore how copyright laws will affect the booktalks I envision doing for my students.
First I decided to search on the web about booktalks. On Scholastic's website I found out that they have already created booktalks for some books. www.scholastic.com/librarians/ab/booktalks.htm Using their booktalks sounds like a great way to get started with booktalks. Wait a minute though. What about copyrights?? On their web page above the list of booktalks Scholastic says "You are free to use these booktalks in a live verbal presentation without express permission or acknowledgement. You may either quote them word for word, or excerpt or adapt them any way you like. Be creative - make these booktalks your own and add them to your repertoire!" Wow, I don't even have to mention that the booktalk is from Scholastic. I can make any changes I want to with the book talk or repeat it word-for-word. Don't we wish all copyright questions were this easy.