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Creative Commons Licensing

Any business should stay ahead of emerging trends and different ways of doing business. Creative commons is an increasing art of business life in many areas; ranging from use of YouTube to other “freely” available content. This course explains the how, what, why and when.

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  • Format: Bespoke training
  • CPD: 1 hours for your records (depending on your requirements)
  • Certificate of completion


The Internet has opened the way to a massive influx of digital content, including much user-generated digital content. Many open platform organisations, including Google have been seeking ways to help copyright owners make their creative works available in a quick, simple way. From video to audio to software and beyond, the Creative Commons licensing suite is one of the main de facto standard means to achieve this with its form of licensing. This session examines how Creative Commons works as well as laying the foundation for an understanding of other open content licensing schemes. This 60 minute bite-size live training session carefully explains everything systematically and in layman’s terms.

Benefits of this programme:

  • Learn about the things people most misunderstand about Creative Commons
  • Understand how the technology and the law applicable to it affects your business
  • Get-to-grips with some of nuances of the licensing schemes and the law that affects it
  • Consider how Creative Commons may be useful to you and the business you work for
  • Get up-to-date with an in-depth knowledge of the latest issues
  • Understand the pitfalls – and how to avoid them

Who is this programme for?

This programme has been specifically designed for those who deal with business in any way:

  • In-house lawyers
  • Private practice lawyers
  • Compliance officers
  • Company secretaries
  • Board members
  • Marketing professionals
  • Anyone with an interest in new ways of doing business and/or new technologies

Topics covered:

  • History of the Creative Common licensing scheme
  • The Creative Common licensing scheme
  • An examination of the Creative Common licensing licence suite
  • Other open content licensing schemes
  • Questions

Mark Weston

Mark Weston is a Partner at Hill Dickinson LLP where he is Head of Information Technology, Intellectual Property and Commercial. His practice covers all areas of commercial law and he has a wealth of industry experience having worked in-house at Hewlett Packard. He regularly appears on BBC1 and Sky News as a legal commentator.

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We don't have any currently scheduled dates for this course but we can customise it to your requirements and deliver it on an in-house basis for any number of your staff or colleagues.

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