Copyright Myths – Public Domain, Fair Use, Creative Commons
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Copyright Myths – Public Domain, Fair Use, Creative Commons

Quickly learn how to use other people's materials SAFELY and avoid getting yourself into legal trouble.
4.8 (26 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
187 students enrolled
Created by Logan Susnick
Last updated 11/2015
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Bust all scary and dangerous copyright myths
  • Finally understand how copyright works on the Internet
  • Choose properly licensed materials to use
  • Make safe decisions when looking for materials to use
  • Know where to go to find usable materials
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  • Intermediate level English
  • An Internet connection :)

This course is about copyright and how it affects YOU if you use other people's work in your own videos, courses, creative work, etc. It explains different types of copyright licenses, which ones you can use, and how you can use them.

The course is made for all levels. It's essential for beginners and for intermediate users, but it's also useful for people who think they know everything there is to know. Unless you have really spent time educating yourself properly about copyright, chances are that you don't know many facts that I present in this course. I was inspired to create this course after hearing many scary copyright beliefs by Udemy instructors, including those who "took copyright courses in school". Wow! You can run into dangerous legal problems if you don't know what you're doing! The fact is that you simply don't know what you don't know.

  • The first part of the course are 27 myths that many people believe are absolutely true. These beliefs are so firmly entrenched that I've even experienced very unfriendly replies in the forums where people were fighting me over copyright facts, not my opinions. Just knowing about these myths is worth the low price of admission to the course.
  • In the second part I explain some of the main copyright licenses and related important issues about copyright. These are fair use, public domain, creative commons, releases, etc.
  • The third section gives you selected links to more detailed information about copyright as well as different resources where you can find good materials that you can use.


Please watch the promo, the introductions, and all free previews to find out about the course. And don't forget to read the reviews. Remember, at Udemy you also have a 30-day money back guarantee. So, what are you still waiting for?

***** If you use anything not created by you, you need to learn what's in this course *****

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Who is the target audience?
  • If you are a complete newbie, this course can teach you everything you need to know.
  • If you are an intermediate or even advanced user, you are likely to find lots of new info here.
  • Even if you think you "know", there's a good chance that's a myth. There are lots of them floating around!
  • This is a course for creative people, people who are looking to use other people's materials.
  • This course does not specifically cover copyrighting your own work, but a lot of that knowledge will be implied through explaining other people's copyright.
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Curriculum For This Course
3 Lectures 02:57

This lecture describes what is in the course.

Preview 01:24

This lecture gives you more information about your instructor.

Preview 00:58

This is a legal disclaimer about the contents of this course.

Preview 00:35
Top Copyright Myths
4 Lectures 17:53

Top myths concerning the use of copyrighted materials.

Preview 06:19

Top myths about copyright registration.

Preview 03:35

Top myths related to copyright ownership.

Copyright Ownership Myths

Top myths about legal and criminal aspects of copyright.

Copyright Legal Myths
Main Copyright Topics
5 Lectures 19:05

All about public domain.

Public Domain

A lecture about copyright for musical works.

Copyright for Musical Works

Essential info about fair use.

Fair Use

Explaining the concept of and requirements for model and property releases.

Model and Property Releases

All you need to know about how Creative Commons licenses work.

Creative Commons

Let's make sure you were paying attention in class.

Copyright Knowledge Test
10 questions
3 Lectures 12:29

Links to the websites where you can get more information about copyright law, whether more general or country specific info, or details on particular topics.

Additional Copyright Information

Different websites where you can find public domain materials.

Public Domain Sources

Sites where you can find Creative Commons and similarly licensed works.

Open License Sources
Special Offers
1 Lecture 00:19
Bonus Lecture – discount coupons for my other courses
About the Instructor
Logan Susnick
3.9 Average rating
176 Reviews
1,276 Students
3 Courses
Audio/video professional, CELTA certified English instructor

I am a CELTA certified English instructor, professional sound designer, video editor and animator. I have been online since 1993, and I have many technical skills such as HTML, CSS, WordPress, Photoshop, etc. I am a New Yorker, and I've been living in Slovenia since 2011.

With over twenty years of experience in sound design, audio and video post-production, and in creating animations, I know how to make your learning experience more interesting. That means that you will not be watching a boring talking head or a narrated slide show. My teacher training also gives me the advantage of knowing how to present the material in a way that you will get the most out of it. My courses are not just long lectures that you will not be able to remember – they are more compact information that sticks to your brain on many different levels.

As you will see, my courses strive for quality, so they take much longer to produce than most courses. My goal is to help you learn and learn more, make more money, achieve your dreams, and live a happy life. That's my little contribution to making the world a better place.

Enjoy your lessons!