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This Site is designed around a simple idea: giving K12 educators and MIT a platform to work together to make videos about science and technology. This Site allows you to create assignments, access videos, and comment on assignments and videos created by others. As part of this community, you are sharing with people from many different cultures and countries, of many different ages. Please be respectful.
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Example: A commercial education or training business may not offer courses based on MIT+K12 materials if students pay a fee for those courses and the business intends to profit as a result.
Determination of commercial vs. non-commercial purpose is based on the use, not the user. Materials may be used by individuals, institutions, governments, corporations, or other business whether for-profit or non-profit so long as the use itself is not a commercialization of the materials or a use that is directly intended to generate sales or profit.
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Incidental charges to recover reasonable reproduction costs may be permitted. Recovery of nominal actual costs for copying small amounts (under 1000 copies) of MIT+K12 content on paper or CDs is allowed for educational purposes so long as there is no profit motive and so long as the intended use of the copies is in compliance with all license terms. Students must be informed that the materials are freely available on the MIT+K12 Web site and that their purchase of copied materials is optional.
Example: An institution in a remote area has limited Internet access and limited network infrastructure on campus, and a teacher offers to create CDs of MIT+K12 materials relevant to her course. The teacher may recover the costs of creating the CDs.
If you have questions about acceptable use of MIT+K12 materials, please contact us.
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