We get many calls in the office asking if we allow customers to copy pages from our books for a whole co-op or classroom. First, I’d like to say that we really appreciate the fact that y’all are trying to work within copyright law and that if you have questions, you ASK us. That’s really encouraging! A lot of our material would probably be pretty easy to pirate if you wanted to, and it speaks well of your character that you don’t.
Here’s the gist of our permissions. If you still have questions after reading this (or watching the above video), please feel free to call or email for clarification. Thanks!
You can photocopy or (in the case of digital products such as Illuminations) print anything you want for your own family. (All American History Student Activity Books are included in this statement, although it’s usually less expensive to buy a second consumable workbook than to photocopy every page.)
You may load the software from CDs or downloads onto more than one family computer and you may keep a back up file. If you purchased a CD, you MAY re-sell it after deleting any copied files from your computer and destroying any backups. You may NOT sell or give-away digital products for which you do not have the original physical CD. If your CD came bound in your book (such as in North Star Geography or The Mystery of History Volume IV), they must be kept or sold together; they may not be sold separately.
If you are looking to purchase our products for larger groups we offer 2 options based on how much access to the product your students need:
A. The co-op/classroom discount where each student has their own copy of the product to use.
B. The co-op/classroom license where only the teacher has full access to the product. The teacher has permission to make copies of individual pages for each student.
Co-op or Classroom Discounts
We offer a nifty 30% discount to co-ops and classrooms who are purchasing 6 or more of a title. Our website will automatically give you that discount when you increase the quantity to 6 or more. Shipping (within the US) will probably be around $2.00 per book, depending on the weight of the books and how quickly you need them delivered. If you need an exact amount, you can enter in your full order and shipping address in the shopping cart and you will see the shipping options and costs listed for you there. If you are purchasing a downloadable product you will need to contact our office with a list of the e-mail addresses of those who have purchased it.
Co-op or Classroom Licenses
If you intend to present the materials to your students and they don’t need a copy of the product themselves, a co-op/classroom license might work for you. In this option only the teacher will have full access to the book, CD, or download. You do have permission to make copies to distribute to your students if that will help you in your instructional process. You can purchase a co-op license by choosing the co-op/classroom license type from the drop down menu on the product page of our website. The price is 2.5 times the retail price and it may be used for up to 25 students. For example, A Young Scholar’s Guide to Composers CD retails for $29.95, so the co-op version would be $74.88. If you have three or more families in your co-op, this will save you money. If you have 25 students in your class, each student is only paying $3.00 instead of the $30.00 they would if they each bought their own copy!
If your classroom or large co-op has more than 25 students, you’ll need to purchase a second license, which is good for another 25 students. (If you have less than 25, you may still use it for that many students. Then, if you teach the same class to a different group of kids later, you can apply those unused slots at that time.)
I hope this has been helpful to you. We want to make sure that our products are affordable— which is why we keep our prices low, offer bulk or missionary discounts, and provide group licenses. (Also, if you’re interested, we often have scratch-and-dent books in stock which we sell for less. It never hurts to ask!) We really appreciate the great attitudes of the co-op leaders we’ve talked to who want to make sure they’re following copyright laws. If you have any questions about how this works or what would be right for you, feel free to call our office (877-492-8081).
Tyler Hogan and the Bright Ideas Press Team