Web 2.0 and Other Digital Copyright Issues is a 3 week online course offered through the SLA Click University Certificate in Copyright Management. Begins 1 March 2011.
Topics covered include:
copyright protection in digital v. traditional works
digital works that are protected
determining whether a digital work is protected by copyright
existing laws that deal with digital copyright issues
defining "electronic rights"
licenses (for digital works) v. assignments of copyright
digital licensing overview
the role of a written digital license policy
copyright treatment of specific digital uses of content including scanning/digitizing; website content; manipulating digital images; file-sharing; electronic reserves and online course material; teaching online/distance education; e-mail; linking; framing; discussions lists such as listservs, bulletin boards and newsgroups; browsing; caching; blogs; news feeds; downloading; printing; e-transfer; e-archiving, digital libraries and digital library projects; digital databases of articles; internal v. external uses; wikis; social networking sites
digital rights management (DRM)
the future of digital copyright
Other digital-related courses are offered as self study courses through ALA Editions on: Digital Licensing; Copyright & Electronic Resource Management.