USA Copyright Laws for Aspiring Course Creators and Artists
What you'll learn
- Explain the essential elements of the USA Copyright law
- Understand the legal test applied by the US law courts
- Understand the legal limits within which you can copy material from different sources
- Explain the legal consequences, civil and criminal, of copyright infringement
- Understand the requirements of the copyright law in general
- If you have created an online course, thinking of creating one, you are a law student or you have an interest in a copyright law then this course is for you.
**This course does not beat about the bush.** This is a distillation of the important copyright law information that anyone should have, either for a copyright protection or for a defense to a copyright infringement claim.
If you are an online course creator, author, artist, designer or publisher; you need to protect not only yourself from any copyright claim made against you but also to protect the work that you have created on the basis of your specialist knowledge, unique experiences gained over the years and sheer hard work. The course contains fundamental information about the copyright law principles which law students and entrepreneurs may also find very useful.
The possibility of copyright litigation is a nightmare for any author. With the increasing and widespread availability of information and resources, course authors and creators may find themselves in hot waters even for minor copyright infringements. There are not only civil but also criminal implications for failure to adhere to the copyright laws.
Generally, it does not matter whether you are aware of the actual copyright owners and whether the owners have asserted their rights formally under the copyright law in relation to any piece of work that you may have come across. The liability for the breach of copyright laws is usually strict. This means it does not matter if the mistake on your part is entirely innocent. Findings of copyright infringements against you as an author may have severe and negative consequences for your career, reputation, and your personal life.
On the other hand, you also need to protect your work from unscrupulous writers and authors who may simply steal your idea or work and present as their own with some changes. This may cost you dearly in respect of your revenues, the impact of infringement on your originality as the learners may not go out of their way to find out who the certain work belongs to.
The course will inform you about the pitfalls that you need to watch out when embarking on the journey of developing your online courses.
This course will also guide you as to what steps you need to take in order to make sure that you are not entering the grey areas of possible copyright infringements, leaving yourself prone to civil litigation or criminal penalties.
This course is intended for anyone who has already published online courses or thinking of creating one. This course may prompt you to make amendments to your existing courses and will guide you how to avoid any copyright issues.
Please note that the guidelines in this course are for information purposes only. It is general in nature and is presented with the understanding that I am not carrying out any professional legal or non-legal services to the learners of this course or work. If you are facing any specific or individual challenges or issues, you are strongly advised to seek professional help from a professionally qualified person according to your specific and individual needs and requirements.
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Who this course is for:
- Udemy online course creators
- Online course creators in general
- Books authors and publishers
- Artists, designers and architects
- Law Students
- Law Teachers
- Online entrepreneurs and business people
My aim is to help law students and lawyers improve their academic and professional skills and become a successful legal professional.
Hello, welcome to my page and thank you for showing interest in my courses. I am Tufail. I have a strong passion for teaching law and have experience of tutoring law students for over 5 years. In addition to my LL.B. (Hons) and LL.M. in Corporate & Business Law, which included intellectual property laws, company laws, arbitration and corporate crime, I also hold 'Certificate in Delivering Learning'. The course provided me with added insights to develop and design courses for the learners.
I am a 'Principal Legal Researcher' at LEX-Ed Online. I carry out research on international laws with a specific interest in the study and comparison of the laws of the United States of America (USA), United Kingdom (UK), the European Union (EU) and those of the countries with the Common Law background. Any courses, projects, and classes that are shared at this platform go through the process of thorough legal research and an in-house assessment of the usefulness and helpfulness of the law courses for the students and other users.
I have also got the experience of working in corporate and commercial areas of law. I am a winner of the prestigious 2009 Annual Students' Advocacy (Or Mooting) Competition and has represented my alma mater in inter-institutional competitions. I am the author of several books for law students and have written legal articles for the information and guidance of the general public. I am also a newspaper columnist and have a strong interest in the international justice systems.
Thank you for your time and I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience with you on this platform.
I am hugely interested in developing practical law courses with real benefits. Here, I do not mean providing legal advice through my courses or material, but only creating law courses for educational purposes. I am always looking for your valuable feedback and comments so that I can develop and improve my courses and material according to your educational needs.
Please note that the law courses, academic and/or non-academic, are for information and educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute for a legal advice from a suitable professional in relation to any of your specific legal or non-legal issues; whether past, present or likely to arise in the future. Nothing in these courses, or any related videos and materials, is intended to be legal advice or an offer for the provision of legal services. If you do feel or find that there is any or possible similarity in circumstances, situations, facts or details, they will only be accidental and have nothing to do with any specific problems. Nothing in these courses, videos, articles or related materials will constitute a relationship of 'client and attorney/lawyer' with anyone.