An understanding of copyright is essential for any successful publisher. Copyright issues occur in a huge number of places, and it is important to be armed with the right knowledge that will help you to ensure the publishing process runs smoothly.
This module will give you the confidence to understand the ins-and-outs of supplier and author agreements, to review licences for rights and third-party permissions, and to protect yourself and your company against the risks involved in data protection and privacy issues and use of trademarks.
- Copyright Basics
- Author Contracts
- Rights and Permissions
- People, Products and Patents
e-Learning modules are optimised for desktop and laptop devices and not tablets and smartphones.
At the end of this module you will:
- be able to understand enough of the legal basics of copyright and related laws to draw up, check or implement supplier (including author) agreements
- be able to recognise issues and review licences for rights and third party permissions
- be more highly attuned to the risks involved in data protection, use of trademarks, and privacy issues
This course contributes to PUB 9, 16, 25, 26, and 27 of the Book & Journal Publishing National Occupational Standards.
How does the course work?
Copyright Essentials has four modules. Each module has detailed explanations of the relevant areas of copyright, and quizzes for self-assessment. Finishing all sections of each module leads to your completion certificate being issued.
Two to four hours for each of the four modules
PTC e-Learning Modules are concentrated, online courses that focus on specialist topics relevant to an editor's working life. They are designed to build on a foundation of existing skills and experience.