Having trouble writing a copyright policy or guidelines?
Not sure how to start your copyright compliance document?
Need encouragement and feedback to complete your copyright policy or guidelines draft?
This is the course for you.
By reviewing each lesson in Developing a Copyright Policy or Guidelines, completing your assignments with feedback by fellow students and moderator Lesley Ellen Harris, you’ll complete this course with a draft copyright policy, guidelines or best practices. FAQs on how eTutorials work.
All of Copyrightlaws.com’s courses are aimed at empowering non lawyers to deal with copyright and licensing issues.
Syllabus for Developing a Copyright Policy or Guidelines
E-Lesson 1.0 — Why Your Enterprise Needs a Copyright Compliance Document
E-Lesson 2.0 — Simplifying Copyright in a Policy or Guidelines
E-Lesson 3.0 — How To Select Key Copyright Policy Team Members
E-Lesson 4.0 — Tips for Sensitizing and Educating Others
E-Lesson 5.0 — Obtaining Copyright Permissions: The Big Picture
E-Lesson 6.0 — Obtaining Copyright Permissions: The Specifics
E-Lesson 7.0 — Addressing Your Specific Copyright Situations
E-Lesson 8.0 — Writing Your Outline and Draft
You’ll receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the eTutorial.
Benefits from taking Developing a Copyright Policy or Guidelines
- 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
Testimonials for this course
This course forced me to do more “on my own” thinking, which is more powerful than hand-holding. I wanted a final guideline at the end of this course and ended up with a draft guideline, a bucketful of company-specific questions to answer, and an intention to pull together a copyright team. That’s an excellent outcome. Thanks to this course, we’ll likely propose new approaches to copyright/licensing/permissions processes.
— Developing a Copyright Policy or Guidelines Participant (November 2017)
This course has been tremendously helpful in showing me crucial components for a copyright policy. It has helped me organize what’s needed in a copyright document, who needs to be involved from our staff, and has provided me with great examples of policy documents. Thank you!
— Erin Beasley, Digital Image Rights and Reproduction Specialist, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institute (October 2017)
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 this 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 isn’t 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 this 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.
If you have any questions about this course, let us know and we’ll be happy to answer them.
If you’re looking for a more in-depth review of copyright law and applying copyright to your every day copyright and licensing images without the assistance of a lawyer, consider our Copyright Leadership Certificate program, designed to empower non lawyers to manage copyright issues.