IS 590CI Copyright for Information Professionals

Copyright is a complicated legal concept that affects all information institutions, including corporations, libraries, archives, and museums whether they are online or off. This course will explore copyright from both a legal and information management perspective to demystify the concept and provide practical tools for working with copyrighted material. Topics discussed include the Constitutional underpinnings of copyright, copyright basics, copyright exceptions, fair use, the open access movement, licensing, data and copyright, and educational issues relating to copyright including issues related to K-12 teaching. This course is designed for students with a variety of backgrounds and interests.

Scheduled Offerings

  • Summer 2020

    • IS590CIO
      Thu, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Online
      Copyright is a complicated legal concept that affects all information institutions, including corporations, libraries, archives, and museums whether they are online or off. This course will explore copyright from both a legal and information management perspective to demystify the concept and provide practical tools for working with copyrighted material. Topics discussed include the Constitutional underpinnings of copyright, copyright basics, copyright exceptions, fair use, the open access movement, licensing, data and copyright, and educational issues relating to copyright including issues related to K-12 teaching. This course is designed for students with a variety of backgrounds and interests.
      Instructor
      Sara Benson
      CRN
      40540
      Length
      8 weeks
      Credit hours
      2
  • Spring 2020

    • IS590CI
      Tue/Thu, 11:00 am - 12:20 pm
      Room 131
      On-Campus
      Instructors
      Melissa Ocepek, Sara Benson
      CRN
      70392
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      4
  • Summer 2019

    • IS590CIO
      Wed, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online
      Instructors
      Melissa Ocepek, Sara Benson
      CRN
      39696
      Length
      8 weeks
      Credit hours
      2

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).