8 Replies
Christie Pollick

Hi, Whitney -- Thanks for your question! While I will defer to your fellow community members to weigh in with their advice and suggestions, you may want to take a look at the following:

How to add copyright statement to storyline

Copyright in Courses

Are Your E-Learning Courses Going to Land You in Jail?

Hope that helps, and you are also welcome to post your query over in our Building Better Courses forum, as well. :)

Russell Still

It is basically copyrighted when you put pen to paper. You should include a notice that says "Copyright 2016 by John Doe" to assert your rights. You can go a step further and register your copyright with the Library of Congress. This will give you additional rights particularly where litigation is concerned.

 

Russell Still

Yes, you can certainly do a copyright registration for your elearning course. It's software just like any other software. I've been in the elearing business for 30 years and some of the biggest copyright violators were teachers and state agencies. Teachers seem to think its ok to rip someone off in the name pedagogy. It's not.

Keep in mind that the "registration" of your copyright doesn't make it more secure, it just gives you more rights when you consider suing an infringer.