Course curriculum

  • 01

    Meet Your Instructor Who Will Introduce You to this Course

    • Welcome and Introduction to the Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law

    • Tips for Excelling in the Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law

  • 02

    Student Survey

    • Before we begin...

  • 03

    First eTutorial: Canadian Copyright Law

    • Beginning Your First eTutorial...

    • 1.0 Understanding Intellectual Property

    • 2.0 History of Canadian Copyright Law

    • 2.1 Status of the Canadian Copyright Act Review

    • 3.0 Criteria for Copyright Protection

    • How Do You Define "Original" in Copyright Law?

    • 4.0 How to Obtain Copyright Protection

    • 5.0 How International Copyright Protection Works

    • 6.0 What Copyright Protects

    • 7.0 Copyright Ownership

    • 8.0 The Duration of Copyright

    • Government Consultations on Extending the Duration of Copyright

    • 9.0 Rights Protected by Copyright

    • A Closer Look at a Moral Rights Infringement

    • 10.0 Digital Copyright Issues

    • 11.0 Limitations on Rights

    • Canada's Leading Decision on Fair Dealing

    • Tool: Fair Dealing Cheat Sheet

    • 12.0 Exploiting Rights

    • 13.0 Copyright Violation

    • 14.0 Remedies for Copyright Infringement

    • 15.0 Using Copyright-Protected Materials

    • Tool: How to Read the Canadian Copyright Act

    • Reading the Canadian Copyright Act

    • 16.0 A Comparison of Canadian and U.S. Copyright Law

    • Further Information Summary

    • Canadian Copyright Law Quiz

    • Le quiz de droit d'auteur Canadien en Francais

  • 04

    Assignment: Action Points and Favourite Resources

    • Your Action Points and Resources

    • Worksheet to be Completed at the End of Each eTutorial

  • 05

    Sign Up for a Copyright Buddy

    • Optional: Sign Up for a Copyright Buddy

  • 06

    Second eTutorial: Legally Using Images

    • 1.0 Images and Copyright Protection

    • 2.0 Understanding Permissions and Licensing

    • 3.0 The Public Domain and Orphan Works

    • 4.0 Identifying When Permission is Required

    • 5.0 The Permissions Process

    • 6.0 Obtaining Permissions

    • 7.0 Complying with Nonnegotiable Licenses

    • 8.0 Practical Applications and FAQs

    • 9.0 Best Practices for Legally Using Images

    • Further Information Summary

    • Tool: How to Obtain Permission To Use Digital and Online Content

    • Assignment: Legally Using Third-Party Images in a Presentation

    • Legally Using Images Quiz

  • 07

    Assignment: Action Points and Favourite Resources

    • Worksheet to be Completed at the End of Each eTutorial

  • 08

    Assignment: Defining Your Role in Copyright Management

    • Your Role Vis-à-Vis Copyright Management

    • Article: Lawyer or Librarian? Who Will Answer Your Copyright Question? (Please contribute to discussions)

  • 09

    Leading Copyright Issues

    • Tips for Managing Copyright Issues

    • Tool: Ten Rules for an Effective Copyright Leader

  • 10

    Third eTutorial: Practical International Copyright Law

    • 1.0 The Role of International Copyright Law

    • 2.0 Copyright Laws in Different Countries

    • 3.0 Minimum International Requirements

    • A Closer Look at Certain Provisions in the Berne Convention

    • 4.0 A Summary of Major Copyright Treaties

    • 5.0 Worldwide Exploitation of Rights

    • 6.0 Best Practices for Obtaining Global Permissions

    • 7.0 Practical Applications

    • Further Information Summary

    • Assignment: Country Comparison

    • Practical International Copyright Law Quiz

    • Tool: Essential Steps for Analyzing Global Copyright Issues

  • 11

    Assignment: Action Points and Favourite Resources

    • Worksheet to be Completed at the End of Each eTutorial

  • 12

    Assignment: Copyright Diary

    • How to Keep a Copyright Diary

    • Worksheet for Your Copyright Diary

  • 13

    Fourth eTutorial: Digital Copyright Management

    • 1.0 Understanding Digital Content

    • 2.0 Copyright Law and Digital Content

    • 3.0 Specific Digital Copyright Issues

    • 4.0 The Relevance of International Copyright Law

    • 5.0 Understanding E-Rights and Licensing

    • 6.0 How to License Digital Content

    • 7.0 Licensing Content: Licensing Clauses

    • 8.0 Licensing Content: Standard Clauses

    • 9.0 Monitoring Legal Uses of Licensed Digital Content

    • 10.0 Organizing Your Digital Content

    • Assignment: Create a License or Permissions Tracker

    • 11.0 Planning for the Future of Digital Content

    • 12.0 Practical Applications

    • Tool: Tips for Negotiating Permissions for Using Content in a Digital Format

    • Further Information Summary

  • 14

    Assignment: Action Points and Favourite Resources

    • Worksheet to be Completed at the End of Each eTutorial

  • 15

    Assignment: Practical Project

    • Practical Project Assignment

  • 16

    Fifth eTutorial: Managing Copyright Issues

    • What Does Copyright Management Mean to You? (Please contribute to discussions)

    • Moving Ahead With Your Copyright Issues

    • 1.0 Why Manage Your Copyright Issues?

    • 2.0 Centralizing Copyright

    • 3.0 Understanding Copyright Principles

    • 4.0 Copyright in the Global Context

    • 5.0 Working With Digital Copyright Issues

    • 6.0 Valuing Copyright

    • 7.0 Permissions Procedures

    • 8.0 Copyright Risk Management

    • Quiz: Thinking About Your Copyright Risks

    • Tool: Assessing Your Copyright Risks

    • 9.0 Negotiating Permissions and Licenses

    • 10.0 Developing A Copyright Compliance Document

    • 11.0 Protecting and Monetizing Your Copyrights

    • 12.0 Evaluating a Copyright Infringement Claim

    • 13.0 Copyright Education

    • 14.0 Managing Copyright Checklist

    • How Not to Document Copyright Issues

    • Further Information Summary

  • 17

    Assignment: Action Points and Favourite Resources

    • Worksheet to be Completed at the End of Each eTutorial

  • 18

    Final Assignment: Moving Ahead Worksheet

    • Moving Ahead Worksheet

  • 19

    Final Quiz

    • Completing the Final Quiz

    • Graded Final Quiz

  • 20

    Completion Survey and Obtain Your Certificate Plaque!

    • Evaluation, Listing of Graduates and Your Certificate Plaque

  • 21

    Next Steps

    • Sharing Your Copyright Knowledge

    • Certificate and Thank You!