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Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Welcome to Copyright Law

1 video (Total 1 min), 3 readings
1 video
3 readings
Course Overview10m
Course Copyright Info10m
About Us10m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

A Framework for Thinking about Copyright

9 videos (Total 67 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
9 videos
The Roots of Anglo-American Copyright 10m
Copyright Moves Across the Pond9m
Ways the Monopoly is Limited 9m
How Copyright Happens 11m
Framework for Analysis 4m
Authorship, Part 1 7m
Authorship, Part 24m
Authorship, Part 3 5m
3 readings
Essential Reading for The History of Copyright10m
Essential Reading for A Limited Monopoly10m
Supplemental Reading for "A Framework for Thinking about Copyright" Module10m
3 practice exercises
History of Copyright8m
A Limited Monopoly8m
Authorship 8m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Owning Rights

8 videos (Total 62 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Students Own Copyright Too 5m
Work Made for Hire and Teachers8m
First Sale, Part 1 9m
First Sale, Part 2 2m
First Sale, Part 3 5m
Public Domain 9m
Idea/Expression Dichotomy10m
3 readings
Essential Reading for Owning Copyright10m
Essential Reading for Limitations on Ownership10m
Supplemental Reading for the "Owning Rights" Module10m
2 practice exercises
Owning Copyright 8m
Limitations on Ownership 12m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Specific Exceptions for Teachers and Librarians

8 videos (Total 66 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
8 videos
The TEACH Act - Online Performances9m
A Library Exception, Part 1 10m
A Library Exception, Part 2 6m
A Library Exception, Part 3 3m
Framework Review 4m
Licenses and the Creative Commons11m
Asking for Permission11m
5 readings
Essential Reading for Educational Performances10m
Essential Reading for An Exception for Libraries10m
Essential Reading for a Framework Review10m
Essential Reading for Licensing and Permission10m
Supplemental Reading for "Specific Exceptions for Teachers and Librarians"10m
3 practice exercises
Educational Performances8m
An Exception for Libraries8m
Licensing and Permission6m
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Top reviews from Copyright for Educators & Librarians

By CBNov 12th 2016

Very informative course presented by knowledgeable instructors. Gained a greater appreciation for the pros and cons of copyright, in addition to a respect for the complexity and nuance in this area.

By SKApr 14th 2018

I wish I had taken this course at the very beginning of my graduate studies. I learned so much that would have been useful during my long journey from graduate student, to professor, to archivist.

Instructors

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Kevin Smith, M.L.S., J.D.

Former Director, Copyright and Scholarly Communication
Duke University Libraries
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Lisa A. Macklin, J.D.,M.L.S.

Director, Scholarly Communications Office
Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University
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Anne Gilliland, JD, MLS

Scholarly Communications Officer
University Libraries, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

About Duke University

Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world....

About Emory University

Emory University, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of the world's leading research universities. Its mission is to create, preserve, teach and apply knowledge in the service of humanity....

About The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, is known around the world for innovative teaching and research. Regularly ranked as the nation’s best value for academic quality, UNC has produced the most Rhodes Scholars for the past 25 years among U.S. public research universities....

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