A Copyright Awareness Day can have many benefits at your workplace. This is a day that’s dedicated to copyright awareness and education through whatever activities are most impactful for your organization. For great ideas to get your copyright awareness and training in high gear, see our eTutorial Developing a Copyright Education Strategy.
Copyright Awareness Day: An Opportunity to Education
Birthdays, religious holidays, statutory holidays … so many events take place on an annual basis. Have you ever considered implementing a Copyright Day in your organization? This would be your day to focus on copyright issues, debate various perspectives, and educate about what the copyright law says.
Each year on April 26th, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) promotes World Intellectual Property Day. The 26th of April is a day to highlight creativity and innovation in all of our lives. WIPO has press releases, posters, bookmarks and special publications to help you celebrate this day.
Your copyright awareness day
It’s never too early to start planning your Intellectual Property or Copyright Day. Some things to get you started…think about:
- Your audience and what copyright-related content would interest them
- How you can highlight copyright materials created in your organization, such as images and diagrams and slide presentations
- Making your audience aware of legal ways to share and republish content and how licenses work, including Creative Commons licenses
Then brainstorm with others on your copyright priorities, and start planning your big day.
You’ll find our article Copyright Education Ideas helpful as you plan your Copyright Awareness Day.
Many governments and organizations promote intellectual property awareness, including copyright awareness, through activities on World Intellectual Property Day, 26 April each year. It’s a great day for you to raise copyright awareness and educate fellow employees and even the public about copyright issues.
Our eTutorial Developing a Copyright Education Strategy is an eTutorial with tons of practical and proactive tips on how to raise awareness and copyright compliance in your organization.