Copyright Courses with

Copyright law is complicated. Avoid legal hassles and be on top of how Canadian copyright law impacts your work. 

Below are two choices from for education on Canadian copyright law. The first choice is our eTutorial from October 5 – 28, 2016 and the syllabus is set out below. The second choice is for those looking for a more comprehensive education on Canadian Copyright Law (scroll to the bottom of the page) where you’ll see information on the Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law from September 6 – December 15, 2016. The September offering of the Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law is almost full – register now to secure your spot.

Designed for Canadians at all organizational levels who want to gain a better understanding of Canadian and global copyright law to apply that knowledge on a day-to-day basis. offers a variety of courses for you to learn what you need to learn, when you have time to learn it. Not interested in Canadian copyright law? See all of our scheduled courses.

Don’t miss out. Register now and learn everything you need to know about Canadian copyright law!

FOPL Members are eligible for a discount!  Use CODE: FOPL

You can register now and start any time in September.

You can see the Eventbrite page on the individual eTutorial at
Individual eTutorial is regularly $189 CDN. This offer is for $18 CDN off for FOPL members (staff or trustees).
For the series/certificate, the registration fee is regularly $1,500 CDN. offers $50 CDN off for FOPL members.  

Choose the course that meets your needs, budget and schedule.

Canadian Copyright Basics

October 5 – 28,  2016

Get a primer/refresher of Canadian Copyright essentials. Topics include:

-Distinguishing copyright and intellectual property (IP)

-Criteria for copyright protection

-Ownership and duration of copyright

-Rights and limitations

-How rights may be exploited

-How copyright is infringed

-Using copyright-protected materials

-Comparing Canadian and U.S. copyright

Includes 16 e-lessons, practical plain English information, learn at your own pace, no passwords to remember, vetted resources and receive an emailed Certificate of Participation

“I was expecting a lot of reading in this course [Canadian Copyright Law], however the lessons are compacted with a lot of information and written for the layperson.” – Karen Mah, Head, Information Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge, Alberta

Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law

September 1 – December 15, 2016

This series of eTutorials provides a practical review of Canadian copyright principles and how to comply with copyright and lower your risks. E-Tutorials include:

-Canadian Copyright Law

-Practical International Copyright Law

-Legally Using Images

-Digital Copyright Issues

-Minimizing Copyright Risks and Organizing Copyright Issues in Your Workplace

Includes registration in 5 eTutorials,private moderated discussions,exclusive tools for managing copyright, online networking with other copyright professionals, reference materials and earn a framed Certificate of Completion

“I got exactly what I expected from this course [Legally Using Images]. The email format was great. I thought the in depth analysis of Creative Commons licenses was the most valuable piece in the lessons. Would be an excellent primer for anyone coming into a copyright job. I really would have appreciated this course earlier in my career.” – Kimberley Kemmer, Copyright Clearance Assistant at the University of Alberta