Copyrightlaws.com: Providing copyright law education for the non-lawyer.
Copyrightlaws.com 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.
September – October 2014
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 15 September 2014. FAQs on how eTutorials work
U.S. Copyright Essentials. Three-week online course with 3 live webinars and a discussion list. Receive credit towards the Certificate in Copyright Management. Offered in conjunction with Special Libraries Association (SLA.) September 29 – October 20, 2014.
Click here for information about the Certificate in Copyright Management program – online and in-person courses.
Global Copyright Essentials. Self study asynchronous course. Introduces librarians and others to complex international copyright principles and demystifies and applies these principles in everyday situations. Participants will learn content and complete readings, course assignments and the end-of-course assessment over ONE calendar month. Receive credit towards the Certificate in Copyright Management. Offered in conjunction with Special Libraries Association (SLA.) October 1 – 31, 2014.
Becoming the Copyright Specialist in Your Library. Four self-study modules including online discussions with colleagues and instructor/moderator. Are you the GO TO person for copyright law and licensing issues in your library? This Moodle-based course will inform you about the copyright librarian’s responsibilities and how to gain the confidence to be that copyright specialist. First time being offered! October 13 – November 13, 2014.
Copyright Law for Librarians and Info Pros. Covers copyright issues specifically for librarians and information professionals of all kinds. 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.) October 23 – November 6, 2014.
Digital Licensing Online, self-guided
Copyright & Electronic Resource Management, self-guided
Click for PDF on copyright courses in October and November 2014.
Click for PDF on copyright courses from January to June 2015.
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
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.”