Copyright Law for Online Entrepreneurs

How to File and Protect Your Copyright
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  • Lectures 18
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

This course is for anyone who has ever posted content that they created on the internet, whether it’s a educational course, a book, a video, a game or even a powerpoint presentation.

This course covers the basics of the US Copyright Act and provides an introduction into international copyright law under the Berne Convention. Students will learn the history of copyright law, the basic tenets of copyright law, as well as the rights they have as a copyright owner.

By the end of this course, the students will know how to register their copyright in the United States, which form they need to use and what to include in their copyright registration. Additionally, students will understand the benefits of registration versus the benefits of notice and be able to make an informed decision as to whether or not they want to register their copyright best for them.

This course will go over the law related to online copyright protection and, at the end of the course, students will understand how the law applies to them.

Additionally, they will understand the importance of the takedown letter, where they need to send the takedown notice, how and write a takedown letter that complies with the relevant law. Students will also understand the potential legal pitfalls and liability related to issuing a take down notice.

Students learn how to write a cease and desist letter, when and where to send the cease and desist letter, as well as the difference between a cease and desist and a takedown notice.

Students will also come away from this course with a basic understanding of the Fair Use Doctrine and why it is important.

Students will learn what legal remedies they may have if someone violates their copyrights. Students will be provided information as to what they should request in a law suit related to potential remedies.

At the end of this course, students will know how to protect their own copyright without having to enlist the help of an attorney!

What are the requirements?

  • English

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Know when and where to send a Take Down Notice
  • Understand the fundamentals of copyright infringement law h
  • Write a properly formatted Take Down Notice
  • Write a properly formatted Cease and Desist Letter
  • Understand what their rights are under the US Copyright Act

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone who shared content they created online

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Copyright Law for Online Entrepreneurs
Lesson 1 An Introduction to Copyright Law
Short Quiz on Copyright Law
5 questions
Lesson 2 A Brief History of Copyright Law
Lesson 3: The Berne Convention
Lesson 4: The US Copyright Act
Lesson 5: Registering Your Copyright
Lesson 6: The Digital Copyright Act
Lesson 7: Has Your Work Been Infringed?
Lesson 8: Registration v. Notice
Lesson 9: Take Down Notices
Lesson 10: Cease and Desist Letters
Lecture 12: Remedies
Short Quiz on Lesson 2: A Brief History of Copyright Law
5 questions
3 questions

True or False

Short Quiz on Lesson 4: The US Copyright Act
4 questions
Short Quiz on Lesson 5: Registering Your Copyright
4 questions
Short Quiz on Lesson 6: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act
4 questions
Short Quiz on Lesson 7: Has Your Work Been Infringed?
4 questions
Short Quiz on Lesson 8: Registration v Notice
3 questions
Short Quiz on Lesson 9: Take Down Notices
4 questions
Short Quiz on Lesson 10: Cease and Desist Letters
4 questions
Short Quiz on Lesson 12: Remedies
4 questions
Short Quiz on Lesson 11: The Fair Use Doctrine
4 questions
Section 2: Disclaimer - Read First!!
Disclaimer - Read First!!
1 page
Section 3: The Fair Use Doctrine
Fair Use Introduction
Fair Use Factor One
Fair Use Factor Two
Fair Use Factor Three
Fair Use Factor Four

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Instructor Biography

Elizabeth Hale, Attorney

I am an attorney licensed in the State of California. Other than Intellectual property, I have a deep interest in criminal law, the First, Second, and Fourth Amendments as well as Constitutional law.

I am currently completing the requirements to be licensed in Arizona.

I graduated from UCLA with Highest Honors in Art History and went to Law School at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. During law school, I was a Senior Editor on The Journal of Islamic Law and Culture, and participated in an international moot court competition as well as a national moot court competitions. The subject matter of both competitions was the protection of artifacts and historically significant properties.

I have a special interest in property law, both tangible and intangible.

Recently, I was asked to write a memorandum for a special committee created by the US Congress advising them of on the current status of international law as related to , the protection of art and artifacts. The memorandum specifically dealt with the ongoing looting and destruction of historically significant art and architecture.

I am an avid reader and a huge fan of history. (Right now, I am totally immersed in a history of the Wars of the Roses and the Plantagenet dynasty!)

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