Protection of intellectual property rights to content: materials for use

Education is impossible without transferring information between students and tutors. The presentation of information (design, layout, processing) is the main product of the online school. Therefore, such information is subject to protection. In this article, you will find ways to legally protect online school content.


What content rights for online schools are protected?

Course content is subject to copyright protection. This includes two categories of rights: moral rights and exclusive rights. The former implies that if the information itself is taken in the course, then a link will be given to it and the author will be indicated, for example, quoting the text. Such actions are legal subject to the citation requirements. The exclusive right determines who can use the course. An online school has this right if it is hosting this course. Therefore, the online school is interested in protecting this right. How an online school can obtain the exclusive right to a course can be found in another article from our lawyers.

All methods can be divided into two parts: technical and legal. The first group concerns primarily the content of the course itself and the website of the online school. They are aimed at preventing the borrowing of content, so that the user does not have this opportunity. The second category includes legal methods that establish the consequences of such copying.

Technical ways to protect online school content

The technical methods include:

  • Video protection
    • Publishing on those video hosting sites from which it is difficult to download videos. If posting to YouTube seems like the easiest solution at the time of course creation, it could lead to problems in the future. Videos are easily downloaded from YouTube and many of the most famous platforms.
    • Preventing screen recording 
  • Content that's hard to copy. If the course is interactive, then the course information itself will not be of value. An interactive course can include feedback, automated tests, interaction between participants, etc.
  • Access from multiple devices through one account. It will be suspicious if, through one login, they log in from several devices in completely different locations. The issue of limitations should be considered. Allowing access from only one device will be inconvenient for users, so you can limit the territory with which you can log in with one account.

Legal Ways to Protect Online School Content

Such measures determine how the participants will use the materials from the course. When concluding an agreement with course participants, it is necessary to provide for the boundaries of the participants' use of the materials. Legally, this will be a license, i.e. providing limited use for specific purposes. There are well-known licensing standards (CC - Creative Commons), so you can use one of them. For example, indicate that the material cannot be used for commercial purposes and always indicate the author. You should also put disclaimers that the materials cannot be downloaded or distributed.

It is worth remembering that the online school also receives copyright objects from its participants, for example, if they send texts on the course or create projects. Users will be the authors, and the online school may receive limited rights to use such content. These conditions can also be specified in the contract with the participant.

Thus, the material is one of the main resources that the online school provides. Therefore, it is worth protecting it. The online school has exclusive rights to it, and it is they that allow it to be protected. First of all, it is necessary to provide technical methods for protecting content, but legal methods should not be neglected either, i.e. prescribe in the agreement with the participants how they can use the materials.


Актуальные новости и статьи

Copyright protection for software and computer games is an issue that lawyers often face in connection with the active development of the gaming industry. Computer games are complex objects of intellectual property. Even if the developer registers a trademark and files a patent, some elements can still be used by third parties. The least protected objects include source code, game characters, music, graphics.
Узнать подробнее
Due to the development of cryptocurrencies and the growth of their value, legislators in many countries pay close attention to them and develop appropriate regulation. At the moment, Estonia is one of the most attractive jurisdictions for doing cryptocurrency business.
Узнать подробнее
A marketplace is an online platform designed for buying and selling goods. The marketplace acts as an intermediary between the buyer and seller, providing them with a convenient platform for placing goods and buying them.
Узнать подробнее
With the development of pop culture, the layer of its influence on society increases. At the time of 2021, there is a huge fan base, divided into societies, depending on their favorite work. Accordingly, in order to express their own creative potential, the fan base expresses it in the form of their own interpretation.
Узнать подробнее
Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory located on the border of Europe and Africa and is an extremely attractive jurisdiction. Gibraltar is currently in the stage of economic growth, attracting a large number of investments from all over the world. Also, this jurisdiction is considered one jurisdiction with a high level of confidentiality and a fairly moderate tax regime. The first step in transferring your assets to Gibraltar is to set up a company. This is quite simple to do compared to other offshore jurisdictions.
Узнать подробнее
In the legislation of the Russian Federation, there is no mandatory requirement for registration of copyright. Copyright arises at the time of creation of the object, therefore, there is no obligation to legally enforce the right. Despite this, attribution disputes are not uncommon for courts, and a deposit procedure exists to avoid lengthy litigation.
Узнать подробнее
In connection with the general transition to online, business owners are increasingly faced with the need to create a website. Online business presentation increases your sales and brand awareness. At the same time, you should take a responsible attitude to the legal registration of relations with the developers of the site, since mistakes in drawing up a contract can lead to extremely negative consequences.
Узнать подробнее
When deciding to block a site, government agencies are required to act in accordance with Federal Law No. 149. This law provides a large number of grounds for blocking any resource. Article 15.1 149-FZ and Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of October 26, 2012 No. 1101 establish a list of bodies authorized to make a decision on blocking a site, and also introduces a register of sites containing information prohibited in Russia. Any resource for which such a decision has been made is included in this register. Inclusion of a site in such a register means restricting access to it in Russia. Internet providers rely on this registry and, when any site gets there, they suspend access to it.
Узнать подробнее
By pressing the subscribe button I agree to the  Privacy Policy
г.Москва г. Москва, Новоданиловская наб., дом 6, корп. 1, БЦ "Данилов плаза" +7 (499) 841-05-05