I want you to know how grateful I am, that you offer the courses you do. They are a godsend! As a solo flyer on a large campus, thank you for covering specific and useful topics.— Emilie Algenio, Copyright/Fair Use Librarian
Webinar Recording: Considering Copyright during a Crisis
March came and went without a scheduled Zoom On In! However, on Friday 2 April, I participated along with Jill Hurst-Wahl and Kenneth D. Crews in a one-hour question and answer webinar organized by American Libraries (ALA) on Considering Copyright during a Crisis. Watch it here.
A second webinar on Considering Copyright during a Crisis is now scheduled for Friday 17 April 2 noon. Limited registration will open shortly. Please return to check when registration opens.
OUR SIGNATURE COPYRIGHT CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
Our copyright certificate programs are designed for nonlawyers to be able to manage copyright and licensing issues in their libraries, institutions, organizations and businesses. See what our recent graduates say.
Choose our Copyright Leadership Certificate if you’re in the U.S. or around the world, or our Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law if you’re based in Canada. With respect to digital licensing, choose our Certificate in Licensing Digital Content. These 3 courses are now closed for 2020. Want to join us in 2021? Email us and we’ll put you on the priority notification list for 2021 (no obligations). Once we set the 2021 schedule (likely a start date in February or March), you’ll have first priority in securing a spot in the course of your choice.
2020 Copyright Courses – April & May
Canadian Copyright Law — Begins 15 April 2020 — Register Now!
Legally Using Images — Begins 4 May — Registration will open shortly.
Obtaining Permission: The Copyright Permissions Request — Begins 18 May — Registration will open shortly.
Also see our free Zoom On In 20 minute virtual copyright sessions.
Defining Your Role as the Go-To Copyright Person eTutorial
Defining Your Role as the Go-To Copyright Person is an exploratory online course in which you learn about the why, who, what and how of being that designated copyright contact person. You’ll receive one lesson each week with short discussion questions to help you explore your role. Course Details.
Canadian Copyright Law
Canadian Copyright Law is a 17-lesson eTutorial that demystifies Canadian Copyright Law and provides a primer/refresher on the fundamentals. Course Details.
Next Offering: Begins 15 April
Legally Using Images
Legally Using Images is a primer/refresher eTutorial on which images require copyright permission and which you can safely use for free, how to avoid hidden traps in licensing language, and how to legally use online and print images, and avoid expensive and time-consuming legal hassles. Course Details.
Next Offering: 4 May (Registration will open shortly)
Obtaining Permission: The Copyright Permissions Request
In the eTutorial Obtaining Permission: The Copyright Permissions Request you’ll learn to write the best copyright permissions request, how to approach a copyright owner for permission, what to include in your permissions request letter, copyright permission letter best practices and much more. Course Details.
Next offering: 18 May (Registration will open shortly)
Developing a Copyright Policy or Guidelines
Developing a Copyright Policy or Guidelines is a unique hands-on eight-lesson eTutorial where you complete a draft Copyright Policy or Guidelines. If you’re ready to join the Fall 2020 cohort, we invite you to email us and you’ll be the first to be notified when Fall 2020 registration opens. Course Details.
Essential Facts About Our Courses
- All content is in plain English.
- We have one objective: to demystify copyright law and licensing electronic content.
- We offer the best vetted and updated content, objective information, small classes so you can get your copyright questions answered, and provide you with confidence to deal with copyright issues on your own.
- Our certificate programs include awesome practical tools you can easily adapt for your workplace and your particular copyright and licensing issues. And, you’ll meet smart like-minded people like yourself and make copyright contacts for your career.
- Our teaching is 24/7. That means all courses are flexible for busy professionals. You can review lessons on your own time and contribute to discussions when it works for you. You can attend conferences, be there for family and friends and even take vacations, then jump right back into our courses when you return.
- Our courses aren’t the end of your education, but the beginning!
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Courses Available On Demand for Groups
All of our courses are available groups within your organization on an on-demand basis. Contact us.