Syllabus for eTutorial: Developing A Copyright Policy or Guidelines

Copyright education

Join us in this unique eTutorial where you complete a draft Copyright Policy or Guidelines guided by the 8 lessons in this hands-on course. Course moderated and feedback on your assignments provided by Lesley Ellen Harris. Register for Developing A Copyright Policy or Guidelines.


1. Why Your Enterprise Needs A Copyright Compliance Document
2. How to Simplify Copyright in Your Policy or Guidelines
3. Your Copyright Policy Team
4. Sensitizing and Educating Others In Your Enterprise
5. Obtaining Copyright Permissions – The Big Picture
6. Obtaining Copyright Permissions – The Specifics
7. Practical Solutions
8. The First Draft of your Copyright Policy or Guidelines

You will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the eTutorial.

FAQs about our eTutorials.

After taking this eCourse you will be able to:

  • identify the role of a copyright policy or guidelines in your organization
  • share the components that will make copyright compliance in your organization a reality
  • complete a draft copyright policy or guidelines specific to your organization’s needs

How to create a copyright policy

Comments from participants:

A super course. I appreciated getting your prompt feedback after posting my assignments.

Lynn Hughes, Library Technician, Copyright, College of the Rockies Library, British Columbia, Canada

Thank you very much [for instructing Developing A Copyright Policy.]  This course has forced us to put down on paper what we need to move copyright forward in our institution.

Patricia Sutherland, Library Manager, College of the North Atlantic, Qatar

Who should enroll in this course?

Anyone who needs to have consistent rules about applying copyright law in their organization.

Is the course based on U.S. copyright law?

No, this course is about managing copyright, copyright compliance and having the right tool – a written Copyright Policy or Guidelines – and is not based on any one country’s copyright laws. Many examples of copyright compliances are included in the lessons in this course with emphasis on U.S., Canadian and U.K. resources.

Is the course aimed at librarians?

Although many librarians participate in this course, the course is ideal for anyone or organization. Every institution and organization, for profit or nonprofit, would benefit from a written Copyright Policy or Guidelines.

Email Lesley with questions about the course.


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