Applying Recent Copyright Court Decisions to Distance Ed

Applying Recent Copyright Court Decisions to Distance Ed

What You Need to Know about Copyright Compliance and Distance Education

If you teach online courses—or support, supervise, or set policy for those who do—you need to understand what resources can be used legally in distance education and how to use them.

It’s important to consider fair use, transformative uses, and copyright compliance early on when designing online courses. Doing so lets you avoid legal complications and the need to revise courses.


Although you don’t need to be a lawyer in order to develop a working knowledge of best practices in fair use, your presenter is an attorney and a professor with more than 20 years’ experience in distance education to guide you in:

  • Learning the legal ins and outs of using the materials most commonly employed in online courses
  • Preparing you to face the legalities of distance education today

Learning goals

This seminar is about empowering you to make the right choices for your distance education programs. After completing this seminar, you’ll be able to:

  • Show how transformative uses applies to your use of course material
  • Differentiate between materials that can and cannot be distributed legally for distance education purposes

You’ll also come away with sample documents, a list of dos and don’ts, and additional resources to help you implement what you learn.

Topics Covered

Applying Recent Copyright Court Decisions to Distance Ed shows you how to apply best practices in fair use to the resources most commonly accessed in online courses, including:

  • Public domain works
  • Personal copies
  • Websites
  • Library resources
  • Commercial textbooks and other educational products
  • Creative Commons licensed materials
  • Open access resources
  • Do-it-yourself materials


If your institution uses an online learning management system to deliver distance education, supplement face-to-face courses, or both, you should participate in this seminar.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re new to distance education or an old hand at teaching online courses, this seminar will teach you things you need to know about copyright compliance.

This session is suitable for participants at all levels and will be particularly useful for:

  • Administrators responsible for copyright policy development and implementation
  • Distance education administrators
  • Instructional designers
  • Faculty
  • Librarians


Whether your chief concern is protecting your institution from legal complications or developing online courses that promote student learning without landing you in hot water, this session will help you meet your goals. Order your copy today!

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