Welcome to the “Complete course on how to copyright graphic designs”
Nowadays graphic design has become extremely popular both from a creative and business point of view.
With the advent of new modern technology and the Internet as a whole, the graphic design field has attracted a lot of attention and interest.
Doing business with graphic designs, apart from the necessary creative skills, requires specific knowledge related to the available copyright protection too.
This course is designed to teach graphic designers how copyright law can help them to control and benefit from their works in order to build a sustainable business model.
Why is copyright so important for graphic designs?
There are two main reasons
First of all, copyright is a legal framework that protects every artistic work, including designs, against unauthorized use.
Copyright gives every designer a tool to control the way his/her work is used and to prevent all sorts of infringing activities.
This is crucial because without such rights it would be near impossible for designers to make their living because everyone would be able to use their designs for free.
The second reason is that copyright gives designers a ground for making business with their works. That is to say, copyright stipulates particular rules that allow business transactions with copyrighted designs.
In this course you will learn:
What the copyright protection of graphic designs is;
How graphic designers can control who, how, when, and where to use their works;
How can designers claim authorship over their works based on the law?
How copyright law supports commercial exploitation of graphic designs;
How copyright ensures that designers can make their living based on their graphic designs;
What is the role of copyright as a stimulus for designers to continue doing their creative work in the future?
Why choose this course?
If you are a graphic designer, agency or you work in this field, this course will be of great help to you because it will present you with the most important elements, requirements, and tips, and hints about copyright protection over graphic designs.
The course includes a lot of examples related to the different aspects of this protection including examples for copyright licensing and assignment agreements, measures for the protection of designs in the digital environment, and the basics of copyright enforcement in case of infringements of rights.
What makes me qualified to teach you?
My name is Ventsi. I’ve been working in the field of intellectual property protection and management for more than 12 years. I’ve participated in many projects related to the use of copyrighted works including negotiating and preparing copyright agreements for designs.
In addition, I’m a University lecturer on managing intellectual property assets.
From that perspective, I’ve gained significant expertise in how to deal with copyright law in order to make successful licensing deals between designers, advertisement agencies, and corporate customers.
What knowledge will I gain from this course?
Lifetime access to the course that covers the most essential aspects of copyright protection over graphic designs.
Interactive screencast videos that give you a clear view of copyright protection and different helpful examples related to it.
Tests and assignments throughout the course will help you to put the knowledge that you will gain into practice.
Guidance on common pitfalls and best practices regarding the protection of graphic designs based on copyright law.
The materials available in this course are for educational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice or opinion. You should contact an attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. The aim of this course is to teach you about the most essential element of copyright protection over graphic designs. The particular protection and rules for licensing of rights over designs can vary depending on the national legislation in the relevant country. The opinions expressed at or through this course are the opinions of the individual author only.