New Course on Copyright for Authors, Publishers, Owners?

I am considering developing a new course on copyright law for those who create, publish and distribute content. Some of the issues in this course include:

– how do I protect my work?
– do I need to use a copyright symbol?
– how long does copyright last?
– do I need to register my work?
– how do I get permission to use content of others’ in my work?
– are there any free uses of content?
– what are the rules regarding adaptations of works?
– how do I make money from my work by licensing/assigning it to others?
– what are the rules of ownership if I am employed or jointly create a work?
– how do I avoid infringing copyright when creating my own work?
– are there special rules relating to digital works?
– what do I need to know about international copyright law?
– how do I deal with infringers of my work?

What else should be part of this course? Please post a COMMENT below with your thoughts. Thanks.


One Comment

  1. Janice says:

    Great idea! My organization represents visual artists, and there is a lot of interest. I would limit the course to creators only, as there is so much to cover. The questions surrounding appropriation are many, the question of what to charge (or not), the question of what to do about the infringements that everyone (yes!) experiences sooner or later – would be of interest. The digital environment presents its own host of problems, as well.

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