Full course description

Course Date:

Starts Dec 5, 2016

Duration:

Ongoing

Commitment:

2 hrs/week

Requirement:

None

Course Type:

Self-paced

Credential:

Badge

Description

For educators of all disciplines, understanding copyright and fair use are essential skills. Teachers and students need to know how to use creative work in ways that are legal and ethical. This short course teaches the basics of copyright, including its limitations: fair use, facts and ideas, and time (expiration). It also covers situations that arise for educators, particularly those engaged in project-based learning. The course reviews free teaching materials that can be used to teach students.

Objectives

  • Know the basics of copyright.
  • Know the limitations of copyright, including fair use, facts and ideas, and time (expiration).
  • Understand situations that come up for educators using project-based learning.

Course Instructors

David M. Sohn

David M. Sohn

Instructor

David Sohn is the former General Counsel and Director of the Copyright and Technology Project at the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT), a Washington DC-based nonprofit that is a leading nationwide voice on technology policy and online civil liberties. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Stanford Law School.