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Copyright Basics: How to Protect Your Work from Piracy

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Protect your most valuable asset – your intellectual property.

  • Lectures      10
  • Video           2 Hours
  • Skill level    Beginner level
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Copyright Basics: How to Protect Your Work from Piracy – Course 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.

What are the requirements?

  • None

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 10 lectures and 1 hour of content!
  • 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.

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone who wishes to protect their creative work from piracy – writers, artists, graphic designers, website owners and developers, photographers, musicians, start-ups.

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