Copyright Considerations

You may be so excited about READ IN Week that you want to record your guest reader and post the video online. However, please be aware that many publishers have restrictions about recording and posting videos of their authors’ works.

Many publishers provide permissions through the Access Copyright program. If your school is a member of this program, you may have publishers to choose from, provided that your video is posted unlisted or within a members-only school platform.

If you are interested in recording a book not covered under the Access Copyright program, you must reach out to the publisher for permission in advance. 

Your READ IN Week committee has learned through our own research that Dr. Seuss allows full permission to use videos of his books in any way, including posting online as a public video and sharing widely.