We expect authors to upload original resources they have created themselves. If they include material from others, they should either have direct permission, or be using material in line with how it is licensed (so if, for example, they are including an image that has a Creative Commons licence, but that requires attribution, it should be attributed).
Reported content that‘s found to infringe copyright will be removed immediately. Authors may be granted a warning where the infringement appears unintentional, but will face a ban for further violations.
Flagrant copyright violation will result in an instant ban and Tes reserves the rights to remove royalties on sales and return them to purchasers or make a charitable donation.
We will respond in the same way to cases of plagiarism, which is where users not only use someone else’s work without the correct permission, but also suggest they created it.
When reporting either copyright infringements or plagiarism, please provide details of the source material that has been copied.
Tes makes no claim to ownership of content uploaded to the resources platform – this is a teaching resources library contributed to by the education community. The Tes website provides a hosting service to users to upload their content. All copyright is retained by the original rights holder who uploads the content.
As an Information Society hosting an online marketplace, Tes undertakes no oversight of content monitoring for copyright infringement, as stated in the Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002. However, we actively want to remove material that infringes copyright or is plagiarised from our site, and dissuade users from adding it, so we will act swiftly when alerted. We have dedicated staff on our customer services team to review complaints about content that infringes copyright.
For more information on copyright, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/copyright.
For information on Creative Commons licences, please visit: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/
For the Electronic Commerce (ED Directive) Regulations 2002, please visit: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2002/2013/regulation/19/made