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Amazon’s new education platform facing copyright issues

In the US, Amazon has been forced to remove material from its new educational resources platform Amazon Inspire over copyright issues, reports the New York Times. The free platform, which allows teachers to upload lesson plans, worksheets and other instructional material, was announced in late June. Since launching, the company has had to remove three items from the site following complaints that the material was copyrighted, leading to questions over whether the platform has an effective procedure to assess the copyright status of its content. Amazon Inspire is considered a major step for the company into the primary and secondary school educational technology market, where Apple, Google and Microsoft already have strong positions. The site is currently available in a limited number of school districts and is scheduled to go live at the start of the next school year.

 

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