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How Can I Design Copyright-Compliant Courses?

How Can I Design Copyright-Compliant Courses?

Spare yourself a lot of problems and potential litigation by keeping your course design and use of materials within the limits of the law. This presentation will give you an overview of fair use and copyright law and will show you best practices to keep you on the right side of the law.

A Preventive Approach to Copyright Problems

You’ve probably heard this bit of common wisdom—“It’s easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.”

The problem is that it’s just not true when it comes to college and university courses—especially online courses.

You’re much better off designing your courses following current best practices in fair use and copyright law.

You can spare yourself and possibly your institution a lot of problems and potential litigation by keeping your course design and use of materials within the limits of the law.

In fact, simply being able to demonstrate that you were making a good-faith effort to follow best practices can be helpful if sticky situations develop.

The good news is that you can learn what you need to know to avoid such complications in just 20 minutes with How Can I Design Copyright-Compliant Courses?, a Magna 20-Minute Mentor.

Your presenter, Linda Enghagen, literally wrote the book—or books—on higher education and distance education and fair use. As an attorney and a professor in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, she gives a presentation that combines legal expertise with real-world teaching experience.

The result? A practical primer on how to use course materials legally. You’ll learn:

  • The three key components of course design and delivery
  • The three most common copyright arrangements for course design materials
  • The five factors used to determine fair use
  • Legal ways to use electronic resources in your online courses
  • The key differences between open access and public domain materials

Excellence in course design is essential for success in higher education today.

Learn what you can do to get your next course off to a great start and order How Can I Design Copyright-Compliant Courses? today!

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