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copying guilt ;)


copying guilt ;)

hi everyone! i love this site so much! i have a question to you since i didn īt get an answer from victor... my previous account was cancelled and i want to avoid it in the future. i īve seen some of your great printables taken from some websites or coursebooks with a resource added. i īm assuming this is not against the rules of this website if you give the title of the book or a link from the website you took your material from, is it? please please answer! :) thanks in advance - agnieszka

10 Mar 2010      


just read the rules and nothing bad can happen to you!!!
Of course we have to state the source of the text we use, if the text is not ours!!! But we can īt use only the text. We have to add exercises- that would be our original work! 

10 Mar 2010     

David Lisgo

It really depends on which coursebooks and which websites you are talking about.  As the rules state:

"You can use texts from other websites or books in your worksheets if you add your own exercises or activities (For example, reading comprehension questions, etc). Please don īt take texts from other ESL websites or books, it would be unfair."

So if you use an ESL book or website your worksheet will be  reported and we begin again, so be careful.
We look forward to seeing your new worksheets.

10 Mar 2010     

Bruna Dutra

Dear agnieszka,

before the day the new rules were set, users could take texts and pictures from ESL books and websites (EDIT: if we added personal work/tasks), but since February 18th., if I īm not mistaken, we cannot use anything taken from ESL resources. Those uploaded before that time will stay, but they īre not allowed anymore, that īs why you īll see some wss using those.

If you read the new rules
carefully, you īll find out how NOT to get you ws reported!!!

; )

Hugs, Bruna.

10 Mar 2010