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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 1-2 hours...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Introduction to Copyright

Welcome to this course on Protecting Business Innovations via Copyright! How do companies protect their intellectual property, creative innovations and ensure they keep their customers happy? Over the next four weeks you will gain insight on how companies navigate the world of Copyright, Copyright limitations, Derivative work and Software Protection. As you go through the materials, you may have your own copyright related questions or scenarios that pop-up, feel free to post them in the discussion forum so we can try to apply strategic approaches learned in the course. Take some time to review the assignments, grading and general course guidelines for this course. Week 1 will cover the basics of copyright and will introduce the general terms that will be used in later weeks....
Reading
10 videos (Total 82 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video10 videos
1.1 Introduction to copyright overview4m
1.2 What is copyright?9m
1.3 How do I get copyright?9m
1.4 What is excluded?9m
1.5 Idea vs. expression9m
1.6 The rights granted9m
1.7 The infringement9m
1.8 Proof of infringement10m
1.9 Introduction to copyright summary6m
Reading2 readings
Course outline10m
Assignments and grading10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Introduction to copyright quiz16m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Copyright Limitations

Fair use is the largest area of exceptions of copyright. It is not a right, it is a defense. This week will cover the rules of fair use, how companies apply it, fair use limitations and will introduce more copyright limitations you should be aware of....
Reading
11 videos (Total 145 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video11 videos
2.2 What is fair use?9m
2.3 How does fair use apply?9m
2.4 Why might it be unfair?9m
Ask Teddy! A fair use Q&A section.10m
2.5 What are other copyright limitations?9m
2.6 Expired copyright9m
2.7 Entertainment protection risks9m
2.8 More copyright limitations9m
2.9 Copyright limitations summary8m
HKUST Live Class Discussion on Amazon topic52m
Reading2 readings
Instructions for this section10m
View Live Class Discussion on Amazon topic10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Copyright limitations quiz16m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Derivative Work & Parody

This will explore other rights within Copyright Law. I will introduce derivative works and parody with lots of interesting examples like the Beach Boys, Weird Al and Annoying Orange. We encourage you to interact with the examples by going to YouTube or other suggested sites to view them as you go through the lecture videos....
Reading
10 videos (Total 82 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video10 videos
3.2 What is derivative work?9m
3.3 Is translation allowed?9m
3.4 Derivative work examples9m
3.5 What is parody?4m
3.6 Parody examples7m
3.7 More fun examples (Optional)13m
3.8 Successful Parody8m
3.9 Failed Parody10m
3.10 Derivative work & parody summary8m
Reading1 reading
Locate external links to this week's examples10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Derivative work & parody quiz16m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Protecting Software Innovations

Software innovations is a special area of Copyright. This will week cover how companies protect software innovations with case studies like video games and Virtual Reality software. It will also cover the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which is a US Law but how it can affect companies around the world. Find out how companies navigate the interesting world of software and DMCA....
Reading
8 videos (Total 73 min), 1 quiz
Video8 videos
4.2 How to protect software innovations?9m
4.3 How does DMCA affect rights?9m
4.4 DMCA examples9m
4.5 How is "look & feel" protected?10m
4.6 Business software & employment issues10m
4.7 Protecting software innovations summary9m
Live HKUST class discussion on Digiarty11m
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Top Reviews

By ANAug 24th 2018

Vey useful course. Prof. Theodore is simply perfect!\n\nI am going to complete the series very soon.

By GGFeb 7th 2018

The course is really well presented. The discussion videos are awesome!

Instructor

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Theodore Henry King CLARK

Associate Professor
Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management Department

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