Learn how to protect your creative work with our comprehensive copyright courses online

Use emPower’s copyright courses online to understand the copyright rules and regulations that you need to follow to protect yourself.

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What is understanding copyright

emPower’s understanding of copyright courses online will help you understand what copyright is, and how it affects the way that you can use materials from books, newspapers and the Internet.

Federal and international copyright laws protect the rights of the creators and authors of books, movies, music, works of art, software, and other types of work. Copyright protection grants copyright holders legal and exclusive rights over their works. This includes (but is not limited to) books, newspaper articles, graphic works, music, movies, and software Failing to comply with such law exposes you and your organization to legal penalties that could run into millions of dollars.

This course would help you to understand what you can copy and what you should avoid under copyright laws. We’ll also look at the ways copyright laws protect software, and explore open source and public domain software.

Course Description

CategoryInformation Security
Course NameUnderstanding Copyright
Duration30 mins
Certificate IncludedYes
Languages English
Course TypeInteractive online training
FormatLM-light, SCORM 1.2
Supported DevicesDesktop/Laptop, Tablet, Phone
Last UpdatedJune 30, 2021

What you’ll learn

Here’s what you’ll learn by taking emPower’s understanding copyright online training

  • What is copyright? 
  • How copyright affects the way that you use material from books, newspapers, and the Internet
  • What can and cannot be protected by copyright
  • Patents, trademarks, and trade secrets
  • Derivative works and public domain
  • How copyright laws apply to music and movies
  • Software and copyright
  • Penalties for infringement


  1. Understanding Copyright
  2. Structure Of This Course
  3. Copyright: A Legal Warning
  4. What Is Copyright?
  5. Who Is The Copyright Holder?
  6. How Long Does Copyright Last?
  7. What Can Be Protected By Copyright?
  8. What Can’t Be Protected By Copyright?
  9. Patents, Trademarks, And Trademarks
  10. What are derivative Works
  11. How Do I Tell If It Is Protected By Copyright?
  12. What Is the Public Domain?
  13. Using Copyrighted Materials With Permission
  14. Can I Use Copyright Material Without Permission?
  15. Registering Copyright
  16. Penalties For Infringement
  17. Music, Movies, And Copyright Law
  18. Two Forms Of Copyright
  19. Music And The Internet
  20. Movies And The Internet
  21. Software And Copyright
  22. Software On The Internet
  23. What Is A Software License?
  24. Shareware And Old Versions of software
  25. Open Source Software
  26. Penalties For Copying Software

Who Should Attend?

  • Content Creators and distributors
  • Social Media Experts
  • Software developers

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When considering copyright protection, you need to consider the work in terms of the following five elements of copyright.

  1. What’s the nature of the work?
  2. What’s the nature of ownership?
  3. Does the copyright allow for exceptions?
  4. Would your actions infringe upon the owner’s copyright?
  5. Does your work outweigh the owner’s rights in terms of public interest?

Although limited use of copyrighted works is permitted under the law, you’d need a license from the copyright holder, if you want to use their work for the purposes listed below.

  1. Reproduce the work
  2. Prepare derivative works based on the original
  3. Distribute copies
  4. Perform the work publicly
  5. Display the work publicly

Although limited use of copyrighted works is permitted under the law, you’d need a license from the copyright holder. Remember, unauthorized copying of copyrighted works can have serious financial and legal consequences for you and your organization.

Copyright is the legal protection provided to the creators and authors of a work. Under the law, all ‘tangible forms’ of an idea or information are protected under copyright. These include, software programs, books, newspaper articles, music, posters, and graphics.