In an interview in July 2011 with ARSTechnic, Maria Pallante, new Register of Copyrights for the Library of Congress, commented on the need for copyright education:
It’s one of those life skills now, right? When you graduate from high school or college, you should know how to read a map, you should know how to use GPS, you should know a little bit about copyright. If you are somebody who is going to be in a field where you will encounter copyrighted materials all the time, you should know more. If you’re going to be an artist or musician and you’re getting a red-hot degree in the performing arts, you should know a lot. And I don’t think that’s quite the case—I don’t think it’s been built into curricula.”
On 12 September 2011, the e-course Demystifying Copyright: How to Educate Your Staff and Community will be offered through ALA Editions over a four-week period with opportunities to post to online discussion boards, complete weekly assignments and activities and have individual questions discussed.