This course is designed for communications professionals, in order for you to begin to understand a core set of principles. These principles will help guide you in your writing and editing practice, particularly within the context of issues currently at play in the publishing and communications sectors where information, images, and written texts are often shared quickly online and via social media. We will look at a diverse selection of materials, culled from resources based on my own experience as an author and a lawyer. The course is designed to introduce you to the basic concepts of copyright, permissions, privacy and other related issues and contains resources that will help you in your day to day practice.
There are two weeks of independent study at the end of the course. The final assignment for this course is due at the end of the self-study period (20 days after the last date listed in the schedule).