About the Copyright Leadership Certificate
Are you responsible for managing copyright and licensing issues in your library, business or organization? Join the 2017 cohort in pursuing a Copyright Leadership Certificate.
This is a professional development opportunity for information professionals and others from around the world. In 2016 we had 24 Certificate graduates. Participants learn about basic copyright principles, global copyright issues, digital copyright, with an emphasis on managing copyright and digital licensing issues without a lawyer (or sometimes in partnership with a lawyer) and legally using third-party content and complying with terms and conditions in digital licensing agreements.
The aim of the Copyright Leadership Certificate in is to ensure that graduates gain the knowledge, confidence and important tools to handle everyday copyright issues and to be leaders in copyright compliance and education within their organizations.
What participants say about our online copyright certificate programs:[spacer height=”20px”]“I loved the Certificate program, it exceeded my expectations. Each tutorial delivered copyright information in an easy to understand format and I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of information that we received. After the program, my priority is to revise the copyright portion of our contracts. I will also make a copyright adherence policy for staff and begin staff copyright education. The program has been a very valuable experience for me and has made me feel more secure in managing copyright at work. I definitely recommend the Certificate program to others.” – Nicole Fletcher, Collections Manager, Winnipeg Art Gallery[spacer height=”20px”]”Thank you for offering this Certificate program. Today’s lesson has prompted me to draft a document/resource/table of frequently asked questions with a ‘scripted’ response plus links and references to substantiate that response. It should make my life a bit easier and could be accessed by others when I am not available.” – Rowan Arnott, Toronto District School Board[spacer height=”20px”]”The Certificate program and each eTutorial is logical and linear, and the e-lessons are easily (and enjoyably) read and retained. The most value I expect to get is with the overall legality of copyright and how best to develop a personal risk/copyright management plan as it pertains to my photography. For my work, I can see how it has already benefited the School Division as we are reworking our Copyright protocols, policies, and most importantly our Professional Development and communications for our students, educators, and support staff.” – Bradley Hampson, MBA, Assistant Superintendent, Technology, Frontier School Division, Winnipeg[spacer height=”20px”]”The Certificate program is fantastic. Beyond fantastic. I can’t recommend this program enough. It’s validating in that it reviews and supports the bits of copyright law that I’ve gleaned in doing this thing called ‘visual research’. It’s a great compilation of a lot of things that come up in our emails/facebook – eg: fair dealing, public domain, creative commons, digital rights, international clearance etc. I wish I had taken this course 15 years ago when I started. I wish I had taken this course anytime within the last 15 years. I feel like it’s making me a better researcher, and more confident in knowing the law behind our research scenarios.” – Michelle Demeyere, Visual Researcher, VRSC[spacer height=”20px”]“I was able to immediately apply what I learned in the Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law program and I have already created a Fair Dealing Policy and Procedure. I am now in the process of creating a Copyright Strategy for our organization.” – Juanita Richardson, The Michener Institute of Education at UHN[spacer height=”20px”]”I received the plaque this week – it looks great. Thank you, I enjoyed the course and it got me beyond thinking about copyright in the ‘local sense’ and forced me to realize how important it was in an international or global sense. I was not sure what to expect as this was the first e-course that I have taken (showing my age). The course proved to be exceptionally thorough and the lessons were precise, detailed, professional and had excellent footnotes for additional information and resources. Your email communications were regular, encouraging, personal when needed, and cheerful. I appreciated the breakdown by modules and the tool to ensure that I organized the notes in an orderly fashion. At the end of the day I have a great resource that I can refer to in the future; I have a stronger understanding of the subject; and I have cast a critical eye as to how I manage copyright in the workplace.” – Rowan Arnott