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Copyright 4 Educators (US)

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Course organiser: Lila Bailey
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This course is co-facilitated by Lila Bailey, Jishnu Menon and Tara Wheatland.

Lila Bailey is counsel for Creative Commons, based in San Francisco, California.  Before coming to CC, Lila was an attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she practiced Internet-related litigation and counseling, focusing on novel copyright and privacy issues. Lila also worked for the Seattle-based law firm Perkins Coie, where she devoted significant energy to her pro bono work for the Internet Archive. Lila was also an Intellectual Property Fellow with the Electronic Frontier Foundation in 2007. She earned her law degree at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and holds a degree in philosophy from Brown University.
Jishnu Menon is Legal Counsel for Adobe Systems Inc. in San Jose, California. His practice focuses around all aspects of product support, including compliance with laws, product marketing support, intellectual property counseling and licensing, for many of Adobe's Creative Suite products, which include award winning boxed software and cutting edge software as a service offerings. Prior to joining Adobe, Jishnu was an associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he provided legal guidance to a wide range of technology companies.

Tara Wheatland is a lawyer specializing in copyright law.  She was a research fellow for the Copyright Principles Project at Berkeley Law School, collaborating with a group of copyright experts from academia, industry, and private practice, to draft a comprehensive policy proposal for U.S. copyright reform.  In April 2010, she assisted in organizing a conference at Berkeley Law School celebrating the 300th Anniversary of the Statute of Anne, the first modern copyright law.  Prior to her fellowship at Berkeley, Tara clerked for the Court of Appeals of the State of Alaska.  She earned her law degree at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

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A course for educators in the US who want to learn about copyright law.


This is a course for educators who want to learn about copyright law in the education context under US law.  P2PU offers similar courses for other jurisdictions, so check if there is one for yours. Educators who are not in the US are free to sign-up as well, but the examples and legal details will focus on the United States.

The course is taught around practical case studies faced by teachers when using copyright material in their day to day teaching and educational instruction. By answering the case scenarios and drafting and discussing the answers in groups, the participants learn:

  • what the public domain is
  • what copyright law protects
  • exceptions to copyright, such as fair use

The goals of this course are:

  1. to help you identify copyright issues in education and give you a firm grounding in identifying copyright issues
  2. to help you understand when fair use or other copyright exceptions apply to your use (or student use) of copyrighted content
  3. to get you thinking, writing, and conversing about how to use copyright exceptions to enable education.



As an active Free Lance

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Mary Louise Harp
Wed, 2010-09-15 05:43

As an active Free Lance Journalist/Photo Journalist, I often am informing others for their own protection of their works. And do write informative/educational pieces. This can only enhance and enlighten to the students, and anyone in general.
Thank you for accepting my application.

I appreciate the information

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Tue, 2010-09-21 08:39

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katrina bowden
Sat, 2010-09-25 11:48

Thank you very much for this helpful article and the remarks.

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Sarah AngelinaJolie
Thu, 2010-09-30 13:19

I found your blog after read topic's related post now I feel my research is almost completed. Thanks to share this nice information.

Superbe article, vraiment

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Sun, 2010-10-03 10:11

Superbe article, vraiment simple et utile. Bravo pour sa mise en ligne. C’est ce genre d’information que le public liga 2 (et moi en particulier) recherche.

great post! very depth

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Barbara jolie
Tue, 2010-10-05 13:29

great post! very depth interpretation but I got it! Nice content too..

I certainly feel that it is

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Fri, 2010-10-15 01:42

I certainly feel that it is an important subject for educators without a doubt.

I know from experience that

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Mary Louise Harp
Fri, 2010-11-05 20:20

I know from experience that this is needed information and knowledge. As a reporter, it is necessary for me to educate others on what can be copied without infringement and what I write and photograph for publishing can and does belong to me.
It is a marvel to me how often young professionals and college students are ignorant of these truths and think nothing of stealing from others. I am appalled at older professionals who have no regard for the work of others and steal.