Copyright Courses Providing copyright law education for the non-lawyer. offers online, e-tutorials, webinars, and in-person training. The training is developed and led by copyright lawyer and author Lesley Ellen Harris and provides a balanced non-biased view on copyright and licensing. 


The training has a practical approach teaching participants to manage their own copyright and licensing issues and ensure copyright compliance. There are a variety of training/courses from self-paced to e-tutorial lessons to interactive and assignment-based.

See below for our current offerings to help you protect content + reduce risk. eLearning consists of eTutorials, webinar courses and self-study courses. Sign up for our email newsletter for upcoming sessions that apply to you.

November 2014

Copyright Essentials for Content Creation and Distribution.  A primer on copyright and licensing principles of interest to authors and publishers.  Three-week online course with 3 live webinars, associated readings, and discussion list, and end-of-course assessment.    Receive credit towards the Certificate in Copyright Management. Offered in conjunction with Special Libraries Association (SLA.)  November 10 – 24, 2014.

January 2015

Copyright Management Roles for Librarians and Info Pros. An introduction to copyright principles and issues faced day-to-day. Three-week online course with 3 live webinars, associated readings, and discussion list, and end-of-course assessment. Receive credit towards the Certificate in Copyright Management. Offered in conjunction with Special Libraries Association (SLA.)  January 15 – February 2, 2015.

Canadian Copyright Law (CCL). A 16 e-lesson eTutorial course which is a primer/refresher on Canadian copyright law. Includes information on recent amendments to the Canadian Copyright Act and June 2012 Supreme Court of Canada court decisions. Register now for Canadian Copyright Law eTutorial beginning 19 January 2015.  FAQs on how eTutorials work

Offered Year-Round

Digital Licensing Online, self-guided

Copyright & Electronic Resource Management, self-guided


Click for PDF on copyright courses from January to June 2015.

Customized Education

Don’t see what you are looking for? Contact us. We can provide a webinar or special eLearning course to meet your needs.


“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

Read more testimonials here.

Philosophy of our copyright training:

“The course materials are remarkably free of legal or technical jargon, and are therefore eminently readable and easy to absorb. Even court cases are used sparingly, and only when they help to clarify a point…aims to achieve a balance between explaining the law and giving enough detail in order to also be able to understand the intricacies of the existing law.”  

Read the entire online course review.


  1. Lesley says:

    Hi Ashanti, I’m not familiar with VA entitlements but perhaps you could let them know about the various copyright classes at and ask if any would be acceptable.

  2. Ashanti N XCooper says:

    I am want to use my VA Vocational Rehabilitation entitlement for copyright class. What is best way for someone find a acceptable course for VA

  3. Lesley says:

    Hi Karen, the Canadian eTutorial will be held again either in the Spring or Fall or possibly both – please stay tuned for the dates that will be posted on this site. If you have a group of people interested in the eTutorial, we can also schedule it for your group.

  4. Karen Loch says:

    Can you please tell me if the eTutorial for Canadian Copyright Law: Canada Hits the Reset Button will be held again this winter or spring? Thanks.

  5. Lesley says:

    Hi Marg, please try again. It should work now. Thanks for your interest.

  6. Marg says:

    Hi Lesley,
    I’d like to register for your “Canadian Copyright Law: Canada Hits the Reset Button” eTutorial course starting in January but when I click on the “Register” button, I get a message that says pricing options are not available yet….check back later. Is there another way to register?

  7. Lesley says:

    Hi Genevieve, the eTutorial on Canadian Copyright Law covers the amendments to the Canadian Copyright Act as well as recent court cases. Much has changed in Canadian copyright law during 2012; the eTutorial covers all of Canadian copyright law so that you’ll have an overview of how the law now works, whether it’s “old” or “new” law, and the newer elements will be in context. All the amendments to the Copyright Act are highlighted in the e-lessons so that you can distinguish yourself between what’s new in the Act.

  8. Genevieve Bowman says:

    Hi Lesley, You currently have a eTutorial on Canadian Copyright Law (16 e-lessons) that is under offer for January, 2013. You have had this available for a while, now that the Moderization Act is in effect will you update this course or offer a new one that deals strictly with how the changes effect Copyright in Canada, or is there substantial information on the changes in this current course offereing? Also, does this course go into how the Supreme Court decisions have effected local decision making?

  9. Lesley says:

    Hi Hermes, check under COURSES above to see upcoming courses. Most courses offered you will receive a certificate of completion. You may also join the Certificate in Copyright Management program, see

  10. Hermes Hernandez says:

    I had a training as a copyright representative a few years ago…how to do it again by mail an get a certification…

    Truly yours

    Hermes Hernandez

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