9 Courses

Exploring Copyright: History, Culture, Industry

Platform: Coursera

Institution: International Conferderation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC)

Started: 21/04/2017

Finished: 04/05/2017

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Understanding Intellectual Property

Platform: LinkedIn

Institution: LinkedIn Learning

Started: 02/12/2017

Finished: 02/12/2017

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Understanding Copyright: A Deeper Dive

Platform: LinkedIn

Institution: LinkedIn Learning

Started: 02/12/2017

Finished: 02/12/2017

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Understanding Trademarks: A Deeper Dive

Platform: LinkedIn

Institution: LinkedIn Learning

Started: 03/12/2017

Finished: 05/12/2017

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Understanding Patents: A Deeper Dive

Platform: LinkedIn

Institution: LinkedIn Learning

Started: 05/12/2017

Finished: 05/12/2017

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Understanding Trade Secrets: A Deeper Dive

Platform: LinkedIn

Institution: LinkedIn Learning

Started: 05/12/2017

Finished: 05/12/2017

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Understanding Rights of Publicity: A Deeper Dive

Platform: LinkedIn

Institution: LinkedIn Learning

Started: 05/12/2017

Finished: 05/12/2017

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Contracting for Consultants

Platform: LinkedIn

Institution: LinkedIn Learning

Started: 04/03/2018

Finished: 04/03/2018

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Contracting for Creatives

Platform: LinkedIn

Institution: LinkedIn Learning

Started: 04/03/2018

Finished: 06/03/2018

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Today, as big data gains traction and we move toward the Internet of Things, huge amounts of data are being generated. Much of it falls outside the traditional categories of the IP system. This is one of the reasons why researchers are increasingly turning to trade secrets to protect their pre-competitive laboratory work. We also see that major online platforms like Facebook and YouTube are creating vast quantities of valuable data from their activities. This gives them, and indeed all those who hold such data stores, a significant economic opportunity. There are, however, many complex questions coming to the fore about the ownership (in the traditional sense) of those data. These questions also touch on privacy and security issues. For example, who owns a person’s data, or the data generated by a person’s existence? Do we need to redefine ownership in relation to these data, and the rights and obligations that attach to them?

Francis Gurry, Francis Gurry on the future of intellectual property: opportunities and challenges, WIPO Magazine, wipo.int, October 2017

Intellectual property law (commonly known as IP) governs the ownership and accessibility of ideas and inventions on tangible and intangible concepts. Intellectual property law gives artists, inventors, and other creators ownership of ideas and a monetary reason to work. Copyrights, patents and trademarks allow artists and inventors to stop anyone else from selling their creations.

Intellectual property law started off in my Creative Producing and Entrepreneurship concentration, but I moved it into Information Management and Career Development because I see it as an essential proficiency of my personal information management and career design. 

Ultimately, as this website is a key example, my career development contains digital creations of my own making, so I need to be sure how I can legally protect my IP and livelihood without impinging on the rights of other parties.