’s Copyright Law Courses

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Training by provides a variety of ways for you to stay informed and up to date on today’s global copyright issues.  Our courses are in plain English and demystify copyright law, permissions, digital copyright issues, and license agreements. We provide an objective and practical perspective on copyright law. We offer eTutorials, online Copyright Certificate Programs, and custom training.

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Copyright educationeTutorials

Our eTutorials are a unique flexible way to learn copyright law. Our goal is to increase your productivity and lower your copyright infringement risks. Our scheduled classes are set out below.

U.S. Copyright Law Next Course: May 8 – May 23, 2017 – Register NOW!

U.S. Copyright Law is a 10 e-lesson eTutorial that demystifies U.S. copyright law. This eTutorial is a primer/refresher on U.S. copyright law fundamentals. Ideal for librarians and those in institutions and businesses. Further information and Syllabus on U.S. Copyright Law eTutorial.

Legally Using Images Next Course: June 1 – June 16, 2017 – Register NOW!

Copyright law in imagesIf you are using images and other third party content, this primer/refresher course will teach you which images require copyright permission and which you can safely use for free, as well as how to avoid hidden traps in licensing language.

In this course you will learn:

  • how copyright applies to images
  • the meaning of public domain
  • how Creative Commons licenses work
  • how to work with stock photo agencies
  • about using images from Google and other search engines
  • what to do if you cannot locate a copyright owner
  • when you need permission to use an image
  • what fair use and fair dealing mean
  • how to obtain copyright permission
  • how to negotiate terms and conditions and payments for the use of images
  • how global permissions work
  • situations that may not require copyright permission
  • best practices for legally using images

Canadian Copyright Law  Next Course: May 15 – May 31, 2017 – Register NOW!

After taking this eTutorial you will be able to explain Canadian copyright law concepts like how to obtain protection, rights granted to authors and owners and limitations on those rights, understand when the use of digital content or social media involves a copyright issue, and identify what is protected by Canadian copyright law and when you need permission to use copyright materials.

Our Online Copyright Certificate Programs

Learn copyrightOur online Certificate programs are flexible, comprehensive and practical. You will learn to manage and lead copyright issues in your day-to-day work. Designed for non lawyers who deal with copyright and licensing matters.

Copyright Leadership Certificate – 2017 session OPEN – Register! Only 5 SPOTS REMAINING FOR SPRING 2017. Registration now open for Fall 2017, September 5 to December 15, 2017

Copyright education and awareness

Be that copyright go-to person in your library or organization!

Are you the go-to copyright person in your organization? Are you answering copyright questions in your workplace? Who is correcting misinformation about copyright and licensing in your institution? Do you need direction in organizing and managing copyright issues?

This certificate program is designed for those at all organizational levels who want to gain a better understanding of domestic and global copyright law and apply that knowledge on a day-to-day basis to the use of copyright materials. Open to participants around the world.

By participating in’s Copyright Leadership Certificate, you will be able to:

  • Describe U.S. copyright law principles
  • Explain global copyright law on a practical level
  • Know when and how to obtain copyright permission
  • Provide quick answers about copyright law and licensing content
  • Develop best practices for lowering copyright risks

To read more about this course, click HERE.  To register NOW, click HERE.

Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law – 2017 session OPEN – Register! ONLY 4 SPOTS REMAINING. Registration now open for Fall 2017, September 5 to December 15, 2017

Courses on Canadian copyright lawThe Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law is designed for Canadians at all organizational levels who want to gain a better understanding of Canadian and global copyright law and to apply that knowledge on a day-to-day basis.

By participating in this class, you will be able to…

  • explain Canadian copyright law principles
  • explain global copyright law on a practical level
  • know when and how to obtain copyright permission
  • provide quick answers about Canadian copyright law and licensing content
  • develop best practices and other copyright documents for lowering copyright risks

To read more about this course and to register, click HERE.

Online Copyright Courses To Be Scheduled:

Developing a Copyright Policy or Guidelines – a hands-on course in which you develop and write a draft copyright policy or guidelines.

Raising Copyright Literacy to Lower Copyright Risks –  ideal for anyone whose job includes copyright awareness, education and training. Stay tuned for registration opening!

Digital Licensing Primer – a good license agreement can make it easy to access, use and share licensed digital content. Learn the basics of a license agreement, common terms and conditions and how to negotiate a license that works for you.

Copyright Essentials for Businesses and Organizations – businesses will immediately benefit from learning how to protect their intellectual property (focus is on copyright materials) and how to avoid unauthorized uses of content owned by others. By participating in this class, you will be able to identify and minimize your copyright risks.

Global Copyright Essentials – in our global information world, understanding the essentials of global copyright law will keep your risks of copyright infringement to a minimum

Copyright Master Class/Post Certificate Course – for anyone who has graduated from the Copyright Leadership Certificate, The Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law, the Certification in Copyright Management or an equivalent certificate program or experience, this course will refresh your knowledge and skills and provide a forum to discuss relevant copyright management issues.

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