Copyright Laws Courses FAQ

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FAQs about e-Tutorials by Lesley Ellen Harris +


Are the courses self-paced?

Yes, you may “do” the lesson, consult the recommended online resources and take the self-marking quiz when it is convenient to you.  If you are enrolled in an advanced course with a discussion blog, the listserv is available 24/7.

Do I need a password to access the lessons?

No, the lessons will be e-mailed to the e-mail address you provide us. The advanced courses have discussion blogs open only to course participants.

If I go on vacation or to a conference, how will I be able to keep up on the lessons?

You may access the lessons anywhere that you may access your email.  However, if you are unable to do a lesson, you may catch-up upon your return to work.  If you notify us prior to your travel, we can also send you the lessons in advance.

Will I obtain answers to my specific copyright and licensing questions?

While we cannot provide legal advice, you will find all of our courses very informative and packed with strategic information which you can apply in your day to day work.  Our advanced courses provide a private blog during the duration of the course for posting questions and generating discussions.

Why take our courses?

Our courses are short, practical, self-paced, reasonably priced and there’s no need to travel or physically attend a classroom.  You’ll have great reference materials and a Certificate of Completion either from the sponsoring organization or from

Should the courses be taken in a particular order?

No. Each course is self-contained. Jump in and experience one of eTutorials by selecting a topic that interests you or by your availability during the year. Our current eTutorials are on the following topics:

  • U.S. Copyright Law
  • Canadian Copyright Law
  • Practical International Copyright Law
  • Legally Using Images
  • Protecting Your Intellectual Property

We currently have one assignment eTutorial:

  • Developing a Copyright Policy or Guidelines. By completing the assignments in this eTutorial, you will end the course with a draft Copyright Policy or Guidelines.

How may I obtain a syllabus for any of the courses?

See our copyright courses. If you cannot locate the syllabus you are seeking, email us.

I’d like to enroll in one of the courses however I do not see it scheduled.

Please contact us and let us know which course as there may be others interested in the same course.  Also, if you have a group of 5 or more people, we can schedule a class for your group.

What do participants say about our eTutorials?

Thank you for offering this course. I feel more “in the know” about copyright!Paula Hardy, Interior Health Libraries, Kamloops, BC
The e-lessons in the course, Managing Copyright Issues, were very clear and easy to understand – despite the complexity of the issues. I would definitely recommend this course to others.Jody Gripp, Tacoma Public Library, Washington State
Thank you very much [for instructing Developing A Copyright Policy.] This course has forced us to put down on paper what we need to move copyright forward in our institution.Patricia Sutherland, Library Manager, College of the North Atlantic – Qatar
A super course. I appreciated getting your prompt feedback after posting my assignments in the course, Developing a Copyright Policy.Lynn Hughes, College of the Rockies Library, British Columbia
I was expecting a lot of reading in this course [Canadian Copyright Law], however the lessons are compacted with a lot of information and written for the layperson. Karen Mah, Head, Information Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge, Alberta

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