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CPE 1306 Copyright Laws and Applications

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Course Description

You need to protect your works so no one else can benefit illegally from your efforts. As with patents, exclusive rights to works of authorship are founded in the U.S. Constitution and are awarded as a basis to both promote the progress of the arts and to reward the creator of such works.

This course focuses on helping you to develop your skills and confidence in assessing the business issues involved with works of authorship and copyrights.  At the end of this course you should be able to:

+ Describe how copyrights are a bundle of rights that can be owned and licensed independently.

+ Explain why works of authorship created by employees belong to the employing organization.

+ Apply the key steps associated with obtaining copyright registration.  

+ Explain the risks and punishment for copyright infringement.

+ Articulate the distinction between “fair use” and infringement.

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Unlimited: $ 94

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Instructor

Dr. Wesley E. Donahue, PE, PMP

Wesley E. Donahue, Ph.D., PE, PLS, PMP, 6σ Black Belt (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), is the course Master Instructor. Formerly, he was the director of Penn State Management Development, a self-supporting provider of education and training services to business and industry clients around the world. Before joining Penn State, he was co-founder and executive vice president of a manufacturing and specialty engineering firm; manager of corporate development and international manager of technology for a Fortune 200 company; and, professional associate of a worldwide provider of technical management professional services.

You need to protect your works so no one else can benefit illegally from your efforts. As with patents, exclusive rights to works of authorship are founded in the U.S. Constitution and are awarded as a basis to both promote the progress of the arts and to reward the creator of such works.

This course focuses on helping you to develop your skills and confidence in assessing the business issues involved with works of authorship and copyrights.  At the end of this course you should be able to:

+ Describe how copyrights are a bundle of rights that can be owned and licensed independently.

+ Explain why works of authorship created by employees belong to the employing organization.

+ Apply the key steps associated with obtaining copyright registration.  

+ Explain the risks and punishment for copyright infringement.

+ Articulate the distinction between “fair use” and infringement.

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