CCM100. Copyright Management Roles for Librarians and Info Pros
Instructor: Lesley Ellen Harris, Copyrightlaws.com
Live Online Course Dates: January 19 – January 28, 2016
Member Price: $295.00*
Non-Member Price: $395.00*
This course is an introduction to the principles of copyright law shared around the world, and how to manage copyright and licensing issues faced on a day-to-day basis in our global marketplace. It also sets the groundwork for those enrolled in the Certificate in Copyright Management program. The aim of the course is to introduce librarians and others to their role as non-lawyers who manage copyright compliance and digital licenses. This practical course is relevant to those who live and work in the U.S., Canada and around the world. Topics covered include:
- how and why copyright is falling into the hands of non-lawyers, especially librarians and information professionals
- who is responsible and liable for copyright compliance?
- what copyright management means (generally and in the context of your enterprise)
- the importance of copyright compliance “at home” and around the world
- demystifying copyright myths (and there are many!)
- reading and understanding news relating to copyright court cases, studies and legislation
- basic copyright law principles
- the lingo of copyright (for example, What is copyright? What is a license?)
- distinguishing copyright law from other areas of intellectual property
- the concept of “gray” areas and “it depends” answers to copyright questions
- working with and without an attorney, and gaining independence in copyright management
- learning the art of copyright management
- defining copyright management and compliance
- developing a plan to deal with copyright issues
Course assessment and assignments (discussion questions and case studies) will measure and evaluate the degree of understanding that participants achieve during the learning process.
This course is one of eight required courses for SLA’s Click University Certificate in Copyright Management. This course also stands independently and may be taken à la carte. There are no recommended prerequisites.
What people are saying about the value of the copyright management courses:
“CCM100 [and] CCM200 were great intro classes for the foundation of copyright….”
“[The course offered] great insights into the real-life problems and issues of other copyright managers.”
“I like that we ended up with recommended steps. It’s always good to have a plan.”
“…the courses have been tremendous and have made a big difference for me. I’m sending another of my staff librarians to start the certificate.”
** This course is offered asynchronously. Participants will learn content and complete readings, course assignments and the end-of-course assessment over one calendar month.