Syllabus for Digital Licensing Online Course

Digital Licensing Online (“DLO”)
Advanced Course

Syllabus

1. When to license
2. “Industry standards” in licenses
3. Three steps to a license arrangement
4. Do you need a licensing policy?
5. Global issues
6. Key concepts in licensing agreements
7. Legal concepts in licensing agreements
8. Key digital licensing clauses, Part I (preamble, parties, definitions, content covered by the agreement)
9. Key digital licensing clauses, Part II (rights granted)
10. Key digital licensing clauses, Part III (sub-licenses, ILL, fair use/dealing, e-rights)
11. Key digital licensing clauses, Part IV (authorized uses, usage restrictions)
12. Key digital licensing clauses, Part V (license fee, pricing models)
13. Key digital licensing clauses, Part VI (licensor obligations, delivery and continuing access to content, support and documentation)
14. Key digital licensing clauses, Part VII (licensee obligations, monitoring use, credits)
15. Key digital licensing clauses, Part VIII (territory, authorized users, authorized site, copyright ownership, term of agreement)
16. Key digital licensing clauses, Part IX (renewal, termination, perpetual access, disclaimers, warranties, indemnity and limitation of liability)
17. Boilerplate clauses, Part I (ADR, amendments, binding effect, confidential information, currency)
18. Boilerplate clauses, Part II (entire agreement, force majeure, governing law)
19. Boilerplate clauses, Part III (independent parties, interpretation, notice, remedies, severability)
20. Boilerplate clauses, Part IV (signature, survival, transferability, waiver)
21. What does negotiation mean?
22. Before you begin negotiations
23. During the negotiations
24. Other important negotiation issues
25. What kind of license do you need?
26. Your licenses
27. Final tips

Discussions will be via a blog, moderated by Lesley Ellen Harris. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.

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