Columbia College Chicago

January 12, 2011

A Course in Basic Copyright Principles

Whenever you create new artwork or scholarship, or use the work of others, copyright law touches you. If you would like to learn about the intersections of copyright law and creative practice, please consider enrolling in Basic Copyright Principles.

This noncredit course is designed especially for faculty, and will meet February 2 through 4, 2011. It is online in Moodle, so you can work at your own pace, in your own space. Copyright Basics includes brief readings and activities intended to introduce you to copyright law and related resources.

Topics include:

• What copyright protects

• Who owns copyright

• The duration of copyright protection

• The rights included in copyright

• Exceptions to copyright, with a focus on fair use

• How to seek permission to use a work protected by copyright

• The Creative Commons as an alternative to copyright protection

• Services provided by the Columbia College Library that help you to comply with copyright law

If you have questions or wish to enroll, please contact Maryam Fakouri at Enrollment is limited to 15 participants. We look forward to hearing from you!

Please note: you will need a Moodle user account to participate. If you do not have a Moodle account, you can create one by following these steps. (Faculty user accounts are automatically created when a course is placed into the Moodle platform.) Please establish your account by January 28, 2011 to allow time for processing.

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