If you use images and other third-party content, this primer/refresher course will teach you which images require copyright permission and which you can safely use for free, as well as how to avoid hidden traps in licensing language. Copyrightlaws.com’s Legally Using Images course will help you learn how to legally use online and print images in an efficient and timely manner and avoid expensive and time-consuming legal hassles.
Next Offering: 29 October to 8 November 2018. Register now!
Legally Using Images eTutorial is one of five courses in the Copyright Leadership Certificate program.*
Syllabus for Legally Using Images Course
E-Lesson 1.0 — Images and Copyright Protection
E-Lesson 2.0 — Understanding Permissions and Licensing
E-Lesson 3.0 —The Public Domain and Orphan Works
E-Lesson 4.0 — Identifying When Permission is Required
E-Lesson 5.0 — The Permissions Process
E-Lesson 6.0 — Obtaining Permissions
E-Lesson 7.0 — Complying With Nonnegotiable Licenses
E-Lesson 8.0 — Practical Applications and FAQs
E-Lesson 9.0 — Best Practices for Legally Using Images
E-Lesson 10.0 — Test Your Knowledge
You will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of this eTutorial.
Benefits of taking the Legally Using Images Course
After taking Legally Using Images you’ll be:
- Confident when using images you find on Google and elsewhere
- Able to understand and correctly apply Creative Commons (CC) licences
- Able to create best practices for legally using images
Contact us if you have any questions about this course
Testimonials from Students of the Legally Using Images Course:
I work with Intellectual Property on a regular basis and know that I will apply everything I learned in the “Legally Using Images eTutorial.”
— Judy M. Rose, Human Resource Specialist, Federal Government of Canada (November 2017)
I thought the email format was excellent. I was able to read through each lesson and quiz in about 30 minutes. Each lesson was densely packed with practical copyright information. I especially liked the links to Further Information. Having this information will help me better explain to our authors “their” need to procure permissions for images they use in manuscripts they submit to us.
— Lisa G. Reckmeyer, Peer Review Specialist (November 2017)
I got exactly what I expected from this course. The email format was great. I thought the in-depth analysis of Creative Commons licenses was the most valuable piece in the lessons. Would be an excellent primer for anyone coming into a copyright job. I really would have appreciated this course earlier in my career.
— Kimberley Kemmer, Copyright Clearance Assistant at the University of Alberta
The format of the course is perfect: just the right length so that it doesn’t feel like it’s consuming a lot of one’s time at work. I learned a lot from this course and was reminded about the importance of not being lax regarding getting permissions. I’m an editor for a geological survey and we quite often review manuscripts that are using third party material for which permissions have not been sought.”
— Marg Rutka, Geoscience Editor
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 nonlawyers to manage copyright issues.
*Ask us about how Legally Using Images counts as credit towards the Copyright Leadership Certificate.
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