The Copyright Alliance is pleased to provide information about – and links to – a variety of educational workshops and courses for creators, attorneys, companies, and users of copyrighted materials. All of the opportunities listed below are related to copyright-learning or creator career/business advancement. Please be sure to check back often, as we add new resources on a regular basis.
Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) – Copyright is at the core of CCC’s business. As a global leader in voluntary collective licensing with 40+ years of industry experience, CCC sets the standard for an efficient global rights marketplace. They do so by providing frictionless licensing solutions integrated with software and rights expertise. CCC advocates for copyright through their educational programs, award-winning content, and our collaboration with publisher, author and collective management organizations.
Professional Photographers of America (PPA) – PPA provides working photographers all over the world with multiple opportunities when it comes to learning and growing as a photographer. One-day events, online programs, vast libraries of training videos are designed to help photographers succeed! And you don’t even have to be a member of PPA to take advantage of some of these professional development opportunities.
Copyrightlaws.com – This site provides independent, non-biased training to help users around the world understand copyright law. It also instills confidence and the ability to analyze copyright situations and questions, without daily assistance from an attorney. For Copyrightlaws.com’s 2019 calendar, click here; and information about its certificate programs is here.
Copyright and Creativity for Ethical Digital Citizens – This organization provides materials aim to offer accessible and practical information about copyright – including its protections, its limitations, and its role in encouraging creativity. Rather than just emphasizing what copyright prohibits, the organization strives to offer useful and positive information about what copyright allows and how students can successfully navigate and rely on copyright in their own roles as creators. Specific resources can be found here for: a High School Curriculum, a Middle School Curriculum, an Elementary Curriculum, and for Professional Development. (It is important to note that these materials focus on copyright in the United States. Other countries have similar frameworks, but their rules may differ on certain concepts such as fair use.)
iKeepSafe – The iKeepSafe mission is to provide a safe digital landscape for children, schools, and families by supporting the protection of student privacy, while advancing learning in a digital culture. To support this mission, iKeepSafe provides data privacy certifications to technology companies, educational resources to schools, and information to the community. You can access some of these offerings here.
Volunteer Lawyer for the Arts Organizations (VLAs) – VLA’s play an important role in educating artists, cultural institutions, attorneys, students, creators of all types, and the general public, about legal and business issues that affect artistic endeavors. And they are usually fountains of knowledge when it comes to copyright matters. Please find below a list of VLA’s we’ve worked, all of which offer a number of copyright education opportunities, both online and in person: