Read@Home Copyright Guide
The World Bank’s Read@Home initiative is an unprecedented effort to get reading, learning, and play materials into homes to address the learning loss caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and widespread, pre-existing "learning poverty". Connected to the distribution and use of these materials is the question of copyright. This guide details the importance of copyright and the legal conventions that exist across the world to protect the creation of books, including the books funded by The World Bank. This guide will provide a basic understanding of the value and importance of copyright and the various ways in which all parties involved in the book chain – from creation to publication to distribution – can be recognized and fairly compensated.