CCM400. Copyright Solutions for the Digital Age

Instructor: Lesley Ellen Harris, Copyrightlaws.comLesley Ellen Harris

Course Dates: May 2 – 12, 2016
Program Schedule

Member Price: $395.00*
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Non-Member Price: $495.00*
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This online course covers copyright issues relating to digital content and social media.  The aim of CCM400 is to introduce librarians and other non-lawyers to the global and domestic copyright and licensing issues that arise when using digital content and social media tools. Because we have participants from around the world in this course, we aim to teach relevant principles in copyright law (with some emphasis on U.S. copyright law) and licensing issues on a global basis. Wherever you live and work, you’ll get value from this course. Topics covered include:

  • copyright protection in digital v. traditional works
  • digital works that are protected
  • determining whether a digital work is protected by copyright
  • ownership of online content
  • ownership of user-generated content
  • existing laws that deal with digital copyright issues
  • defining “electronic rights”
  • licenses (for digital works) v. assignments of copyright
  • digital licensing overview (Note:  CCM600 deals with how to work with digital license agreements)
  • the role of a written digital license policy
  • copyright treatment of specific digital uses of content including scanning/digitizing; online content; manipulating digital images; file-sharing; electronic reserves and online course material; teaching online/distance education; e-mail; linking; framing; discussions lists such as listservs, bulletin boards and newsgroups; browsing; caching; blogs; news feeds; downloading; printing; e-transfer; e-archiving, digital libraries and digital library projects; digital databases of articles; internal v. external uses; wikis; user-generated content; and social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter
  • digital rights management (DRM)
  • the future of digital copyright
Performance Measure

Course assessment, exercises and discussions will measure and evaluate the degree of understanding that participants achieve during the learning process.


This online course is one of eight required courses for SLA’s Click University Certificate in Copyright ManagementCCM100 and CCM200 and/or CCM201 are recommended, but are not required, to be taken before this course. There are no prerequisites for non-certificate participants, who may take any certificate course(s) à la carte.

What people are saying about the value of the copyright certificate courses:

“I have only recently been involved with copyright and the course really helped solidify some of the concepts I’ve already been exposed to, as well as exposed me to issues I may not otherwise have considered.”

“All of the organizations I work for, and volunteer for, use Web 2.0 technology…. I’m sure that many other organizations will be headed in this direction so I want to be prepared.”

“Through this course, I’ve realized how much work we have [to do] in order to prepare ourselves and those across our practice to be compliant in these areas.  The material you provided is exceptionally helpful and insightful.”

“…CCM400 will relate to my day-to-day job.  I am already planning to present my newly acquired knowledge with my co-workers at a staff meeting.”

* A late fee of $50 will be added to your invoice if you register at or after midnight (12:00 a.m. ET) on the first day of the course. Late registration does not guarantee live access to the first course session.

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