Website of the Week: Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright

Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright (Gr. 3-12)

Produced by the Library of Congress, follow detective Cop E. Wright as she investigates what is copyright, a timeline of how copyright laws developed, and how to register your own copyright electronically! Click the link just above the interactive window to see which academic standards this activity meets for your state. Click the link at the bottom of the window: “View a plain text version of this activity” for those who would like printed copies of the materials.


  • This is a pretty nifty site to use with students to not just teach about copyright laws but also what it means to be a good digital citizen.
  • Have students select a piece of digital work that they are especially proud of and go through the process of registering a copyright for that product.


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