If someone shares a knowledge organiser, is it OK to modify it?
So, if the organiser is shared in a dropbox or free on TES or anywhere, is it OK to edit it?
You might feel that the organiser is not quite right for your class so it would seem sensible to edit it to suit.
Once you have edited the organiser, is it reasonable to share it with someone else?
Clearly if a knowledge organiser is something being sold, it would not be right to share it. But if a knowledge organiser is being shared for free amongst teachers, are there limits on what you can do with it?
A knowledge organiser is going to be about summarising accepted knowledge. Do teachers have to create their own summaries to avoid upsetting others who have already done this? Does the original creator have some say over the layout of an organiser that you modify. How much of the text of the original must remain for the organiser to be considered the work of the original person?
The TES free sharing website has licenses which let the author say what they intended in terms of free sharing and modification although I guess most downloaders don't read these. Most files shared on dropboxes etc don't have any license information.
All this seems like a minefield. I imagine different people will have different views.
Does anyone have a clear answer?