Copyright Basics: How to Protect Your Work from Piracy
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Copyright Basics: How to Protect Your Work from Piracy

Protect your most valuable asset - your intellectual property.
4.2 (234 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
12,041 students enrolled
Last updated 4/2018
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This course includes
  • 28 mins on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 5 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • In this course you will learn the basics necessary to protect your work from piracy – including how to create the copyright symbol © on your PC or Mac
  • The difference between copyright, patenting and trade mark protection. Why protecting a product design is different from a graphic design.
  • The ins and outs of registering copyright
  • The misconceptions - and there are lots!
  • How to find out if someone has already registered a trademark
  • How the music industry and book publishers are protecting themselves against internet Pirate sites
  • How, even as a one-man band, you can get someone who infringes your copyright to desist - without going to law.
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Description

You’re an artist… a graphic designer… you’re writing a book… you’ve developed a website, you’re a photographer, you’ve recorded some great music.. .. you’re a start-up.

In that case, you really need to understand how to protect your intellectual property. It could be your most valuable asset- and the easiest to steal.

Someone breaks into Coca Cola’s premises and steals a truck. That’s easy to sort out. A truck is physical. Coca Cola owned the truck, they taxed it, they registered it. They even insured it against theft.

Intellectual property

Your photos. Your designs. Your novel. Your music composition are your intellectual property, so you need to understand the basics of copyright protection.

What will you learn in this Copyright Basics: How to Copyright?

  • The really basic stuff, like how to type a Copyright symbol © on your computer – you know, the little C in a circle in this copyright basics course.
  • The difference between copyright, patenting and trade mark protection. Why protecting a product design is different from a graphic design.
  • The ins and outs of registering copyright – and I’ll explain the dangers in using what’s called ‘Poor man’s Copyright’
  • I’ll reveal all the misconceptions - and there are lots! For example – THERE IS NO EQUIVALENT of the Drugs Enforcement Agency. There ARE no copyright cops. There is no authority that will sort out disputes for you
  • How to find out if someone has already registered a trademark
  • How the music industry and book publishers are protecting themselves against internet Pirate sites.

And I’ll show you how, even as a one-man band, you can get someone who infringes your copyright to desist - without going to law.

In fact, I’ll share a real-life Case Study where another writer copied my own website - wholesale. How I stopped her in one day flat.

AND, I’ll give you lots of really useful links. Plus some interesting anecdotes and history about copyright to amuse you along the way.

Take this Copyright Basics: course right now and learn how to copyright your intellectual property.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wishes to protect their creative work from piracy – writers, artists, graphic designers, website owners and developers, photographers, musicians, start-ups.
Course content
Expand all 11 lectures 01:07:45
+ What's it all about?
1 lecture 03:24
In this brief video, we describe the course - what it covers, what you will learn.
Preview 03:24
+ Copyright protection
9 lectures 25:21
Welcome and Basics

In this session we…

·  We look at the three different FORMS of protection – copyright, trademarks and patents.

·  Explore what ‘copyright’ can offer you

·  And learn what ISN’T protected – and there ARE some surprises there.

Preview 05:45
Connect With The Community
00:20
These pdf notes summarize everything we covered in the previous video. You can download and print them off by using the 'Extras' button, top right corner of this page 
DOWNLOAD NOTES - Welcome & Basics
7 pages
Copyrighting your work

Learn when and how your work becomes copyright. Find out what is meant by ‘A FIXED, TANGIBLE MEANS OF EXPRESSION’. Discover what the Copyright Symbol © is really all about - and how to create it on a PC or a MAC.

We also look at the Phonogram symbol for music copyright.

Preview 04:53

DOWNLOAD NOTES -  registering your copyright

After each video session, you will find a downloadable hard copy that you can print off, make notes on - and so on.

To download the pdf, simply go to the 'EXTRAS' button, top right of the course page. A 'drop down' menu will then give you the option to download.

DOWNLOAD NOTES - Copyrighting your work
6 pages
Irrefutable Proof

We describe a number of strategies for proving the date that you work became copyright - some of them free. We look at copyright and printed/electronic books and explain what an ISBN number is.

Irrefutable proof
08:56

DOWNLOAD NOTES - irrefutable proof 

After each video session, you will find a downloadable hard copy that you can print off, make notes on - and so on.

To download the pdf, simply go to the 'EXTRAS' button, top right of the course page. A 'drop down' menu will then give you the option to download.

DOWNLOAD NOTES - Irrefutable proof
10 pages
Online piracy

The growth of Torrent sites and Filhosters. We se how the DMCA helps and describe 'cease & desist' and 'takedown' letters - including how to write a takedown email.

We also look at the new breed of online companies that will automate the detection and takedown of copyright infringements. 

Online piracy
05:27
DOWNLOAD NOTES - Online Piracy - especially the music industry
5 pages
+ Conclusion
1 lecture 00:00
Everything in a nutshell
Conclusion
11 pages