5 Copyright Education Ideas to Implement Today

Copyright education is becoming a greater priority in many organizations. As U.S. Register for Copyright Maria Pallante says, knowing about copyright law is a life skill just like reading a map or using GPS.  So how do you get the word out about copyright laws and digital licensing? Below are 5 ideas.

  1. Offer copyright fortune cookies. A simple message can be very effective.
  2. Watch and discuss a movie about copyright law. One I just watched is The Last Station about Leo Tolstoy’s wife’s efforts to prevent Tolstoy from giving away the copyrights in his works.
  3. Place a copyright notice on your article, memo or blog. A notice by itself will educate people that copyright exists in your work. Some people believe that any online content is free for the taking and not protected by copyright. Including a copyright symbol and notice may make that person think twice about using your work without permission.
  4. Understand why copyright education is important. The more you understand about why educating others about copyright is important, the more effective you will be at educating others about copyright. Read: Understanding Copyright – A Life Skill.
  5. A traditional route is to offer online and in-person seminars. Create your own seminars, hire someone to teach a seminar in your organization, or attend an online or even self-study seminar that is offered by others.

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