Certificate Programs

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) is pleased to offer the OnCopyright Education Certificate Program. Developed for professionals who deal with copyright issues on a day-to-day basis, the program is comprised of industry-specific courses that target a variety of user communities and the challenges faced in managing copyright.

Whether you are responsible for managing compliance and ethics, obtaining permissions, organizing your organization’s various license agreements, or dealing with content, OnCopyright Education’s Certificate Program will guide you through the complex world of copyright.

The program is comprised of a series of instructor-led eLearning courses incorporating group discussions, question and answer sessions and analyses of real-world scenarios, including group and individual activities. Upon completion of the modules that comprise each individual course, participants receive a certificate.

You will learn:

  • The principles of copyright
  • How to evaluate potential exceptions and limitations to copyright protection
  • When copyright permission may be needed
  • Content sharing and its implications

Business Certificates

Copyright Fundamentals in the Workplace – Six Module Certificate Course

Copyright is a type of property law that is intended to secure rights to works that an author has created. OnCopyright Education’s six module eLearning certificate course, Copyright Fundamentals in the Workplace, focuses on the basics of U.S. copyright law and when permission to use copyrighted materials may be required. With an emphasis on text-based materials, key issues that affect employees are discussed. During each online session students will have the opportunity to participate in a question and answer session. Students will also receive a workbook and a recording of the session itself to help with copyright questions long after the course has been completed.

Course Objectives:

  • State the underlying purpose of copyright law
  • Describe the purposes of sections 106, 107 and 109 in U.S. Code title 17, Chapter 1
  • Conduct a fair use analysis on at least three scenarios encountered in your organization
  • List at least one action you will take at your organization within a month of completing this course

Who Should Attend?

Staff from all organizational levels and anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of copyright law as applicable to corporations and associations.

Dates Available

24-Apr-2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT Register Now >
19-Jun-2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT Register Now >

Copyright Fundamentals One Module Certificate Course

Are you unclear on how copyright law impacts your work? OnCopyright Education’s one module eLearning certificate course, Copyright Fundamentals, focuses on a broad overview of U.S. copyright law and when permission to use copyrighted materials may be required. During the 120 minute class, students will have the opportunity to participate in a question and answer session with the instructor. They will also receive a workbook and a recording of the class itself as a resource.

Course Objectives:

  • State the purpose of copyright
  • Describe the intent of §107 Fair Use
  • Recognize copyright implications for digital content
  • Identify potential infringements of copyright
  • Understand copyright compliance best practices

Who Should Attend?

This course is a condensed version of the comprehensive six module course “Copyright Fundamentals in the Workplace.” It is designed for employees that need only a brief and basic overview of copyright to assist with their day-to-day work responsibilities.

Dates Available

28-Mar-2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT Register Now >
25-Apr-2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT Register Now >
25-May-2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT Register Now >
27-Jun-2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT Register Now >
20-Jul-2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT Register Now >

Academic Certificates

Copyright for Academia

Join us for an in-depth investigation of copyright in academia. This instructor-led eLearning certificate course incorporates group discussions, question and answer sessions, and analysis of real world scenarios, including both group and individual activities.

Copyright for Academia focuses on text-based materials and provides an overview of copyright, discussing key issues that affect both proprietary and non-profit academic institutions. Discussion and questions are encouraged, but note that this course and any materials distributed do not constitute legal advice.

Course Objectives:

  • State the underlying purpose of copyright law
  • Describe and apply limitations and exceptions
  • Apply the elements and requirements of the DMCA and TEACH Act
  • List at least one action you will take at your organization within a month of completing this course

Who Should Attend?

Faculty and staff members, students, and anyone who wants to gain an understanding of copyright law as applicable to academic institutions.

Copyright Law and Libraries

Copyright law is a type of property law that is intended to secure rights to works that an author has created. The eLearning certificate course, Copyright Law and Libraries, focuses on text-based materials that may be protected by copyright and provides an overview of copyright, discussing key issues that affect libraries. Discussion and questions are encouraged, but note that this course and any materials distributed do not constitute legal advice.

Course Objectives:

  • State the underlying purpose of copyright law
  • Describe the purposes of sections 106 -109 in U.S. Code title 17, Chapter 1
  • Conduct a fair use analysis on at least three scenarios encountered in the library
  • Apply section 108 to at least three scenarios encountered in the library
  • Apply the elements and requirements of the DMCA and TEACH Act to a scenario encountered in the library
  • State one action learned from this course and how it could be implemented at a library

Who Should Attend?

Librarians, faculty and staff members, students, and anyone who wants to gain an understanding of copyright law as applicable to libraries.

Rightsholders Certificates

Copyright for Publishing Professionals

Are you unclear on how copyright law impacts publishing? OnCopyright Education’s six module eLearning certificate course, Copyright for Publishing Professionals, focuses on U.S. copyright law and when permission to use copyrighted materials may be required for both content creation and content use. With an emphasis on text-based materials, key issues that affect employees in the publishing world are discussed.

The course includes instructor-led eLearning sessions, all materials, group discussions, question and answer sessions and analyses of real-world scenarios, including group and individual activities.

Course Objectives:

  • State the underlying purpose of copyright law
  • Describe the purposes of sections 106, 107 and 109 in U.S. Code title 17, Chapter 1
  • Recognize copyright implications for digital content
  • Conduct a fair use analysis on at least three scenarios encountered in your organization
  • Understand copyright compliance best practices

Who Should Attend?

Editors, rights & permissions, production, marketing, sales and finance personnel from all organizational levels who want to gain more of an understanding about how copyright law impacts publishing.

Dates Available

22-May-2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT Register Now >
24-Jul-2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT Register Now >

Global Certificates

Grundzüge Des Urheberrechts In Österreich – German Copyright Certificate Course

Die Bedeutung des Urheberrechts hat mit der Digitalisierung und weltweiten Vernetzung enorm zugenommen. Betroffen sind nicht nur die Medienbranche, sondern alle Branchen und jeder Wirtschaftszweig. Der Umgang mit Texten, Fotos, Zeichnungen, Skizzen, Musik- und Filmclips, Software und Datenbanken setzt sichere Grundkenntnisse im Urheberrecht voraus. Nur wer die gesetzlichen Regelungen kennt, kann sich beim Bearbeiten, Herstellen, Verbreiten oder Archivieren urheberrechtlich geschützten Materials rechtmäßig verhalten. Die Frage, in welchen Fällen Rechte einzuholen sind und welches die wesentlichen Regelungen eines Lizenzvertrages sind, sollten in jedem Unternehmen heute mühelos beantwortet werden können.

Seminarziel

Das Seminar vermittelt die juristischen Grundkenntnisse, die im Umgang mit urheberrechtlich schutzfähigen Werken erforderlich sind. Ziel des Seminars ist der kompetente alltägliche Umgang mit diesen Werken und den dazugehörigen Rechten.

Themen

Das urheberrechtlich geschützte Werk

  • Bearbeitung, Umgestaltung, Kürzung
  • Urheber, Miturheber
  • Darsteller und Interpreten
  • Urheberbenennung und Copyright-Vermerk
  • Lizenzen, Werknutzungsbewilligung und Werknutzungsrechte
  • Grenzen des Urheberrechts
  • Zeitliche Begrenzung des Urheberrechts
  • Checkliste für den Ein- und Verkauf von Rechten und Lizenzen

Vergleich mit Urheberrecht in Deutschland und der Schweiz.

Methoden

Referat, Diskussion, Fallbeispiele, Erläuterung eines Muster-Lizenzvertrags.

A Practical Guide to Copyright in Denmark – Danish Copyright Certificate Course

This course, covering Danish copyright law, provides a detailed overview of the most important copyright rules you need to consider both as a user and possibly a creator of copyright-protected material. The course will cover the background of Danish copyright and you will learn what subject matter is and is not protected. There will be a thorough analysis of the exclusive rights of authors and other rights holders and of the exceptions in the law to these exclusive rights. The course will also cover the nature and scope of moral rights, as well as the duration of the protection.

You will learn how to deal with contracts and licensing in the field of copyright, and there will be an examination of the collective management organization that plays an important role when rights have to be cleared. In addition, the course will touch upon the implications of copyright outside of Denmark, and there will be discussion about handling infringement cases – what to do in practice in case of illegal activities.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the basics of Danish copyright law
  • Describe the subject matter protected by copyright
  • Identify the content of the protection: rights and exceptions
  • Understand contracts and licensing
  • Recognize international aspects and enforcement

Who Should Attend?

This course is for individuals who would like a better understanding of how copyright and licensing works in Denmark.

GRUNDZÜGE DES URHEBERRECHTS IN ÖSTERREICH – Austrian Copyright Certificate Course

The importance of copyright has increased enormously with the digitization of global networking. This affects not only the media, but each and every industry. Dealing with texts, photographs, drawings, sketches, music and film clips, software and databases requires a comprehensive knowledge of copyright. Only those who understand the legalities of copyright can comply when using, creating, distributing or archiving copyrighted material. This course will help employees understand the essential terms of a license agreement and what rights must be obtained when using copyrighted content.

Course Objectives

The seminar provides the basic legal knowledge required in dealing with copyright protectable works. The aim of the seminar is the competent everyday dealing with these works and related rights.

Who Should Attend?

This course is for individuals who would like a better understanding of how copyright and licensing works in Austria. The course is taught in German.

GRUNDZÜGE DES URHEBERRECHTS IN DER SCHWEIZ – Swiss Copyright Certificate Course

The importance of copyright has increased enormously with the digitization of global networking. This affects not only the media, but each and every industry. Dealing with texts, photographs, drawings, sketches, music and film clips, software and databases requires a comprehensive knowledge of copyright. Only those who understand the legalities of copyright can comply when using, creating, distributing or archiving copyrighted material. This course will help employees understand the essential terms of a license agreement and what rights must be obtained when using copyrighted content.

Course Objectives

The seminar provides the basic legal knowledge required in dealing with copyright protectable works. The aim of the seminar is the competent everyday dealing with these works and related rights.

Who Should Attend?

This course is for individuals who would like a better understanding of how copyright and licensing works in Switzerland. The course is taught in German.