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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!
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|Section 1: Copyright Law for Online Entrepreneurs|
Lesson 1 An Introduction to Copyright LawPreview
Short Quiz on Copyright Law
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
|Quiz 3||3 questions|
True or False
Short Quiz on Lesson 4: The US Copyright Act
Short Quiz on Lesson 5: Registering Your Copyright
Short Quiz on Lesson 6: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Short Quiz on Lesson 7: Has Your Work Been Infringed?
Short Quiz on Lesson 8: Registration v Notice
Short Quiz on Lesson 9: Take Down Notices
Short Quiz on Lesson 10: Cease and Desist Letters
Short Quiz on Lesson 12: Remedies
Short Quiz on Lesson 11: The Fair Use Doctrine
|Section 2: Disclaimer - Read First!!|
Disclaimer - Read First!!
|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
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!)