Copyright Courses

Registration is now open for copyright courses! Build your skills in copyright taught by Lesley Ellen Harris, the CEO of Copyrightlaws.com.  Contact learning@sla.org if you have any questions. 

Obtaining Permission: The Copyright Permissions Request

September 16-30, 2020

Developing a Copyright Policy or Guidelines

October 1-30, 2020

21 Virtual Ways to Build Copyright Awareness in Your Library or Organization

November 4-18, 2020

 


ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Lesley Ellen Harris, JD, is the CEO of Copyrightlaws.com. Lesley is a copyright consultant, published author, copyright blogger and educator. She is an expert in navigating copyright issues in today’s modern world. Her areas of concentration include U.S. and Canadian copyright law, international copyright law, and licensing digital content. You can see her bio here.


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Obtaining Permission: The Copyright Permissions Request is a practical online course that teaches you how to best obtain permission to use copyright-protected materials.


$199 for Individuals, $179 for 3+ from the same organization

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

Each of the 10 lessons contains a text lecture, further resources to explore, and a self-marking quiz. The time commitment is approximately 10 hours to review all materials. 

SYLLABUS FOR OBTAINING PERMISSION: THE COPYRIGHT PERMISSIONS REQUEST

  • Is It Possible to Simplify Obtaining Permission?
  • Make Sure You Need Permission
  • Identifying the Copyright Owner
  • What Rights Do You Need?
  • How To Determine Fees for Copyright Permissions
  • Tips for Obtaining Your Ideal Terms and Conditions (see 5 tips below)
  • Copyright Permissions Letter Checklist
  • Practical Applications and FAQs
  • Best Practices for Obtaining Copyright Permissions
  • Test Your Knowledge

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Developing a Copyright Policy or Guidelines is a unique hands-on eight-lesson eTutorial where you complete a draft copyright policy or guidelines. 

$499 for Individuals, $450 for 3+ from the same organization

This is the course for you if:

  • You’ve been meaning to write a copyright policy or guidelines but never seem to have the time
  • You’re unsure how to start your copyright compliance document
  • You need encouragement, feedback and a personal touch to complete your copyright policy or guidelines draft

By reviewing each lesson in Developing a Copyright Policy or Guidelines and completing your assignments with feedback from moderator Lesley Ellen Harris, Assistant Instructor Erin Gurski, and fellow students, you’ll complete this course with a draft copyright policy, guidelines or best practices. Limited spots are available in this hands-on assignment-based course. 

FACTS ABOUT THIS COURSE

  • Developing a Copyright Policy or Guidelines is a hands-on course in which you develop and write a draft copyright compliance policy, guidelines or best practices. You’ll be asked to prepare a series of short assignments which will be the basis for your final assignment, a draft copyright policy or guidelines
  • Some knowledge of copyright law is required
  • This course isn’t country specific — each lesson contains resources and sample documents from the U.S., Canada, the UK and global content
  • You’ll receive two lessons each week with short assignments

Completing all of the assignments will result in a draft copyright policy or guidelines document. Participants do the work on their own time as their schedules permit. We do not meet together at any specific times. Instruction includes readings and assignments. Student participation is in an online 24/7 forum.

SYLLABUS FOR DEVELOPING A COPYRIGHT POLICY OR GUIDELINES BENEFITS OF TAKING DEVELOPING A COPYRIGHT POLICY OR GUIDELINES
  • Why Your Enterprise Needs a Copyright Compliance Document
  • Simplifying Copyright in a Policy or Guidelines
  • How To Select Key Copyright Policy Team Members
  • Tips for Sensitizing and Educating Others
  • Obtaining Copyright Permissions: The Big Picture
  • Obtaining Copyright Permissions: The Specifics
  • Addressing Your Specific Copyright Situations
  • Writing Your Outline and Draft

After taking Developing a Copyright Policy or Guidelines you’ll be able to:

  • Identify the role of a copyright policy or guidelines in your organization
  • Understand 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

You’ll receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the tutorial.


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21 Virtual Ways to Build Copyright Awareness in Your Library or Organization (November 4-18, 2020) is a self-paced eTutorial with:

  • A wealth of tips on how to transform your workplace copyright compliance culture
  • Copyright awareness ideas you can immediately implement to lower the risk of copyright infringement in your organization

$199 for individuals, $179 for 3+ from the same organization

  • Each of the 10 e-lessons provides …
  • Up-to-date information on aspects of developing and implementing an effective copyright awareness program, including practical strategies and activities
  • A self-marking quiz
  • Resources and examples from the U.S., Canada and the UK

You’ll gain the most from this course if you have a basic knowledge of copyright law.

TOPICS COVEREDBENEFITS OF TAKING THIS eTUTORIAL
  • Where and How to Begin
  • Our 21 Ideas
  • Persuading Others To Prioritize Copyright Compliance
  • Who Leads Copyright Awareness?
  • Identifying Your Copyright Risks 
  • Developing Motivating Copyright Awareness Strategies 
  • What Formats Work for your Audience?
  • Social Media, Video Meetings and Online Forums: Where Does Copyright Awareness Fit In?
  • Preparing an Effective Copyright Awareness Strategy
  • Maintaining Your Copyright Awareness Buzz

After taking 21 Virtual Ways To Build Copyright Awareness, you’ll be:

  • Equipped to explain what copyright literacy is and why your library or organization needs it
  • Able to immediately begin activities to make others more aware of relevant copyright issues
  • Confident in your ability to develop and implement a copyright awareness strategy

You’ll receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of this eTutorial.


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