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Copyright law affects the workplace activities of many employees on a daily basis. Copyright protection extends to newspaper and magazine articles, instructional videos, web sites, computer courses, and even elevator music. Most people recognize the presence of a copyright by the symbol ©, but even in the absence of the symbol the material may be protected by copyright law.

Employees need to understand copyright basics for at least two reasons. First, to the extent a company produces copyrightable material, the employees must help the company protect its rights in all dealings with others. In addition, as occasional users of copyrighted material, employees need to understand that the unauthorized use of copyrighted material can expose them individually, and/or the company, to civil liability and even criminal penalties.

Course Summary
The purpose of this Course is to give employees a general understanding of copyright law — what qualifies for copyright protection, what they can do to help protect the company's copyrighted assets, and how they can avoid the unauthorized use of the copyrighted materials of others.

The topics covered in the Course include —
  • Overview of copyright law
  • What is a copyright?
  • Copyright ownership
  • Protecting the company's copyrighted assets
  • Permissible uses of the copyrighted materials of others
  • Using copyrighted material under license
  • Infringement
  • Penalties