Tes is proud to provide a platform that allows teachers to publish resources to share with the education community all around the world. Tes is committed to helping support and connect teachers. We believe that teachers should have the choice to share their resources freely or be financially rewarded for their time and expertise if they want to - this decision is entirely in their hands.
Ownership of content
Teachers who upload to Tes must accept responsibility as the owner of the materials they publish on the website - this is built into the upload process and resources do not go live without it.
Respect for each other's work is crucial. As with many hosting platforms and marketplaces, content is not monitored as it goes live on the site. Where content is found to include copyright infringement, this is clear misuse of the site’s terms and conditions and is unacceptable.
The process for dealing with copyright complaints includes establishing where ownership lies, taking down offending content and, ultimately, suspending or closing the account where misuse of the site is discovered. Read our full takedown policy here.
We act quickly - within 1 to 2 working days - as soon as we are aware of problems. Where you see copyright infringement, you can contact us directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, including the link to the page and evidence of original ownership. There is also a ‘Report a problem’ button on all resource pages.
We deal with all complaints on a case-by-case basis through email in order to protect users’ privacy. While it is absolutely unacceptable that a teacher might sell a colleague’s work without permission, it is also vital that individuals are not identified publicly.
Note: Information contained within these pages is intended as general guidance only. This information is not intended to be, and should not be, relied upon as legal advice. If you have any questions regarding copyright, you should consult a legal adviser specialising in intellectual property law.