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Protecting Business Innovations via Copyright

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology via Coursera

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Found in Law
  • Provider Coursera
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
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  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 1-2 hours a week
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  • Duration 5 weeks long
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Protecting Business Innovations Via Copyright

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Intellectual property rights (IPR) has a great impact on innovation development and society. In Science, Engineering, and Business, we seek to create wealth through innovation in products, designs, manufacturing processes, and business systems or models. However, innovation leaders often FAIL to benefit from their discoveries and inventions when they are unable to adequately protect those innovations.

This course provides learners with an understanding of Copyright law and how it can be used to protect business innovation. The course focus is on protecting innovations with copyright as one of several tools that can be used by companies and individuals to protect creative innovations. In additional to learning about how copyright works in theory, we will also discuss situations in which copyright might not be effective in protecting innovations, and will focus on the legal issues involved from a practical business perspective rather than from a purely legal viewpoint. This course is one part of a four course series focusing on protection of business innovations using copyright, patent, trademark and strategy, and these four courses may be taken in any order that is most beneficial to students interested in learning about protecting innovation.

Syllabus

Introduction to Copyright
-Welcome to this course on Protecting Business Innovations via Copyright! How do companies protect their intellectual property, creative innovations and ensure they keep their customers happy? Over the next four weeks you will gain insight on how companies navigate the world of Copyright, Copyright limitations, Derivative work and Software Protection. As you go through the materials, you may have your own copyright related questions or scenarios that pop-up, feel free to post them in the discussion forum so we can try to apply strategic approaches learned in the course. Take some time to review the assignments, grading and general course guidelines for this course. Week 1 will cover the basics of copyright and will introduce the general terms that will be used in later weeks.

Copyright Limitations
-Fair use is the largest area of exceptions of copyright. It is not a right, it is a defense. This week will cover the rules of fair use, how companies apply it, fair use limitations and will introduce more copyright limitations you should be aware of.

Derivative Work & Parody
-This will explore other rights within Copyright Law. I will introduce derivative works and parody with lots of interesting examples like the Beach Boys, Weird Al and Annoying Orange. We encourage you to interact with the examples by going to YouTube or other suggested sites to view them as you go through the lecture videos.

Protecting Software Innovations
-Software innovations is a special area of Copyright. This will week cover how companies protect software innovations with case studies like video games and Virtual Reality software. It will also cover the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which is a US Law but how it can affect companies around the world. Find out how companies navigate the interesting world of software and DMCA.

Final Exam
-You've reached the final exam week! Complete the final exam and post-course survey. Your feedback can help us improve future iterations of the course. Good luck on the exam and hope to see you in ALL our upcoming courses for Protecting Business Innovations via: Copyright, Patent, Trademark and Strategy

Taught by

Theodore Henry King CLARK

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Anonymous
5.0 a year ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This course is very good, it make me understand the relevant knowledge of U.S. copyright.By the way, the course teacher I think is very interesting and nice.
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Anonymous
5.0 9 months ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
It is a very well-designed course for people who want to broaden their knowledge about how to preotect business innovations ragardless if you are someone who is starting up your own start-up or you are an employee. It will give you in-depth understanding about how to protect your creation.
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Alberto N
5.0 11 months ago
Alberto completed this course.
I definitely suggest attending this course (and I am going to complete the series for sure).

Interesting content, very clear exposition and explanation of each topic and entertaining practical exercises and brainstorming video sessions.

Well done!
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Anonymous
5.0 4 months ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
This course was very informative and the presentation of the content was very good. I learnt a lot from this course and I hope to be able to apply this to the future.

The only thing I didn't like was that he said that the Annoying Orange was funny
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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
Lots of interesting examples! A different way of learning IP law in copyright. It is a course for start-ups & entrepreneurs who would like to understand how to protect your IP globally.
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Anonymous
5.0 a year ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This is a very useful course from the practical and theoretical point of view. The examples are clear and precise. I want to thank the instructor and the course team for their brilliant work!
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Ben G
5.0 5 months ago
Ben is taking this course right now, spending 7 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Really great course! Suitable for beginner, it's easy to understand under the instruction of Professor CLARK!

I have finished 3/4 of his 4 course about IP
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Anonymous
5.0 a year ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I very liked this course, lectures are very interesting and prof Clark clever and interesting person. Intended to take part other courses of professor!
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Deepal W
5.0 9 months ago
Deepal is taking this course right now.
I feel this course is very good. It gives lot of real lief example. lecturer is very good in teaching style, content and how get example into course.
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Rocky W
5.0 6 months ago
Rocky completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
This course is really practical and useful. This course is really practical and useful. This course is really practical and useful.
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Anonymous
5.0 3 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
It's a brilliant course. I learned a lot of the things from this course, which I did not know before. Highly recommended.
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Anonymous
5.0 7 months ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
The course made it easier to understand the concept of copyright and how it is treated in relation to business.
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