Copyright Basics for Trainers:
Selecting Images and Music That Won’t Break the Budget – or the Law


President, Manage Copyright
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Research indicates that images are vital for engaging, as well as informing, our audiences. Or a catchy tune can aid as a reminder tool. But in the rush to find the perfect image or music, the role of copyright and licensing may be overlooked.
In this session, Barbara Ingrassia provides an overview of copyright basics and how to utilize those concepts when selecting images and music for training materials.  Barbara is a certified copyright manager, speaker, and trainer. She has a passion for raising awareness of the role of copyright in our daily lives. We are all consumers and creators of copyright-protected works, and understanding some copyright basics can help us avoid unpleasant “surprises.”

Sources of free and no-cost (with conditions) content, search techniques, and best practices/guidelines will be discussed.  How to protect your own original content will also be addressed.

Following this webinar, attendees will be able to:
  • explain the importance of copyright awareness
  • identify appropriate sources for finding suitable content
  • determine the copyright status of works found on the Internet and elsewhere.
  • develop and apply best practices for complying with copyright law and license terms

About Barbara Ingrassia

Barbara Ingrassia comes from an academic library background. She has studied the “murkiness” of copyright law with the Center for Intellectual Property at the University of Maryland, the Special Libraries Association, Duke University and the Berkman Center at Harvard Law School. She has facilitated workshops for various professional organizations both virtually and face-to-face.

As President of Manage Copyright, she helps individuals and organizations navigate copyright law in the digital age by facilitating a review of their  “public presence,” developing Best Practices, and training their staff.

Ingrassia enjoys bringing some fun to a (potentially) dull topic. Her motto:  Manage Copyright. Don’t let it manage You!

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