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Copyright and Intellectual Property (IP) Law

3 hours
20 GBP excl. VAT
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3 hours
20 GBP excl. VAT
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Course delivery
Self-Paced Online
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Course description

Copyright and Intellectual Property Law

This introduction to copyright law interactive elearning course from ContentETC is absolutely essential for anyone who creates, edits, publishes or distributes content through print or digital channels.

From the definition of copyright, to the detail of how long copyright lasts and copyright infringements, you will gain a thorough understanding of the laws and issues. The other four major elements of Intellectual Property (IP) law are also covered in detail - confidentiality, privacy, trade marks and passing off - helping you to avoid costly legal mistakes whether you're handling third-party material or creating your own content.

The course comes in 4 parts:

  1. Copyright
  2. Defences and important cases
  3. Confidentiality
  4. Privacy, trademarks and passing off

You will learn:

  • The foundations of IP law and its role in our society and business world
  • The essentials of copyright law
  • The impact of different territories and legal jurisdictions
  • The full scope of copyright in a digital world
  • Privacy law, and how it affects the content you create or share
  • How recent cases have shaped legal interpretation of IP law
  • The key platforms for a successful defence of alleged copyright infringement
  • Understanding and applying the rules of confidentiality
  • The practicalities of trade marks, and what "passing off" means
  • How to apply all this knowledge to avoid costly legal cases

...and much more.

Exercises and quizzes

To check your understanding of the theory, during this elearning course you will be quizzed on your knowledge of:

  • Copyright
  • Defences
  • Confidentiality
  • Passing off
  • Trade marks
  • All aspects of intellectual property

Top tips and checklists

Handy tips and checklists at key stages of the course. These cover vital topics including:

  • Getting permission
  • Buying the rights you want
  • How to treat images
  • Clarifying your rights
  • Defending your copyright
  • Being aware of certain words
  • The levels of talking to journalists and what to be aware of in privacy

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  • Self-Paced Online
  • Online
  • English

Feedback from the trainer

The beauty of elearning is that you can do it at a time and place to suit you. But you won't be alone! Your trainer, Richard Sharpe, will talk you through the key points to improve your skills and knowledge, and at any time during your elearning course, you can email him with any queries or comments.

Richard can also give you invaluable one-to-one feedback on your own work. If you buy the trainer feedback option with your course, email him your copyright queries after you have completed the elearning and he will supply you with individual guidance, comments and practical suggestions. This unique feedback really brings your elearning to life and makes sure you have truly grasped - and applied - all of the key principles.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Anyone who needs a thorough grounding in the relevant, up-to-date intellectual property and copyright laws for online channels or print publishing. 

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Certificate of Attendance


Average rating 5

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08 Sep 2017
Clear and informative

A good introduction to the topic. Not knowing anything about this area I found it to be very clear and informative.

07 Jun 2016
Great intro

Clear introduction to the subject.

Continuing Studies

Copyright and Intellectual Property Law is an ideal complement to our Libel and other Defamations elearning course.