We take matters of intellectual property infringement very seriously. It’s important to us that all of our community members follow our rules and respect the intellectual property rights of others.
As a TPT Teacher-Author, everything you post on TPT should fall into one of the following buckets:
- An original resource that contains only content that you’ve created yourself (imagery, text, video, and everything else).
- An original resource that contains content you didn’t create but that you have the right to use (for example through a license for commercial use, explicit authorization from the creator, public domain content, or because of a fair use exception).
If we receive notice that a Teacher-Author has violated this rule by posting a resource that infringes on someone else’s intellectual property rights, we remove that resource from our site and that Teacher-Author risks having their TPT account closed. You can find more about our policy and process for removing infringing content here.
Does TPT have any resources to help me?
As a Teacher-Author, you’ve entered a brave new world where you’re not only an amazing educator, but you also play the role of a creator, author, and business person. In this new role, it’s very important for you to understand your own rights as well as the rights of others.
We know the learning curve on these issues can be quite steep, but fear not! We’re here to support you! If you’re just getting started or even if you’re a seasoned veteran, take a few minutes to check these helpful resources:
- TPT University — Check out this section of TPT University dedicated to exploring copyright and trademark issues TPT Teacher-Authors like you are struggling with.
- Copyright & Trademark Quiz — Test your knowledge with this 10 question quiz all about copyright and trademark.