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Copyright and Yearbook

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Building a yearbook is an incredibly full task, with pieces that span everything from photography to marketing to team management. One of the last things you want to worry about are legalities, but it’s a good idea to have the resources available to you when you do have questions.

We’ve gathered some places for both our American and Canadian friends to find recommendations, tips, and some general rules of thumb to utilize as you and your team create your yearbook.


Canadian Schools

One of the best resources you have at your fingertips is the Council of Ministers of Education – cmec.ca. Not only can you search through their publications for keywords, they have a whole section dedictated to copyright. We have a few specific pieces we’d recommend below.


American Schools

Did you know that you have a whole organization dedicated to student lead publications? Student Press Law Center – splc.org – is made up of an incredible group of people that are devoted to providing training, information, and legal assistance to student journalists and educators. Check out their convenient FAQ, or get started with the links below.


Creating a yearbook is a challenging and rewarding experience, and there are tons of resources to help you along your journey, where do you go to first when you have questions?