Training Materials, Presentations, and US Copyright Law On Demand (Class Recording)

ON DEMAND: That innocent cartoon in your training manual or PowerPoint presentation could cost you $30,000, $100,000, or more! Protect yourself and your company. Delve into the often-complex world of copyright law as it pertains to creating training materials, eLearning, and PowerPoint presentations.

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Copyright Infringement: Are the Visuals in Your Training Materials or Presentations Putting You at Risk?

With powerful tools such as Articulate Storyline, Articulate Rise, TechSmith Camtasia, Adobe Captivate, Lectora, and Microsoft PowerPoint, it’s never been easier to create visually stunning presentations and training.

Regarding the visually stunning part of training... adding compelling images and videos to your training is a great idea. But where are you getting those awesome assets? A quick search on the internet finds this great image of Mickey Mouse. Another search finds a cute cat video that will add the perfect amount of humor to your presentation. The online options are endless, and the assets are easy to download and import into your project.

You publish and upload the project to a web server or Learning Management System. Along with the kudos from your stakeholders comes a cease-and-desist letter from the lawyers at Disney. Worse, that cat video gets you sued. Even worse? You have to pay the fine, and it's painfully large.

As the boundaries between traditional and online education continue to blur, educators and institutions face unique challenges and opportunities to ensure that their eLearning content is effective and legally compliant.

This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge necessary to navigate the complexities of copyright law within the context of training materials and eLearning. Our goal is to empower you to confidently create, distribute, and use digital educational materials while respecting the rights of content creators.

Throughout this course, we will explore key copyright concepts such as the fundamentals, fair use and its application in eLearning, open educational resources, licensing models, and strategies for obtaining proper permissions. We will also delve into real-world scenarios and case studies, providing practical insights to inform your eLearning endeavors.

Who Should Attend? 

Whether you're an educator looking to enhance your online teaching materials, an instructional designer seeking to develop engaging eLearning content, a corporate trainer creating a PowerPoint presentation, or an administrator responsible for ensuring copyright compliance within your organization, this course will provide you with the knowledge needed to create awesome training and presentations while upholding the principles of intellectual property protection.

Who is Teaching the Class? 

Kevin Siegel and Linda Wolff Rohrbaugh lead this virtual, instructor-led webinar. Kevin has published more than 200 books, including several international best-sellers. He is a keynote speaker, veteran technical communicator, Certified Technical Trainer (CTT), Certified Master Trainer (CMT), and Certified Online Training Professional (COTP). Linda is an attorney who advises businesses, freelancers, and nonprofits concerning practical matters of business and intellectual property law and compliance. She worked in the publishing field for more than a decade and has 10+ years of experience teaching law to university and law school students. Linda holds multiple professional certifications, including the International Association of Privacy Professionals CIPP/US and CIPM designations. She has written multiple books and manuals for regulated professions and is the author of the upcoming book: "Essential Law for Independent Businesses."

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

You are eligible to receive CEUs for completing this course. Learn more about CEUs here.

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We understand your team might have specific training needs, and we would love to work with you. We can offer you a private online course tailored to your specific training needs.

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Learning Objectives:

The following concepts will be covered during this 90-minute webinar:

  • Copyright law defined
  • Copyright fundamentals
  • Fair use and its application in eLearning
  • Googling for truly royalty-free content
  • Open educational resources
  • Licensing models
  • Strategies for obtaining proper permissions
  • Real-world scenarios and case studies
  • Practical insights to make informed decisions in your eLearning endeavors from Microsoft PowerPoint.