Workshop: Copyright Issues Online (Satellite Event)  

Course ID - CTD0196

Audience:   Faculty, Staff, Administrators
Length of Workshop:    2 hours
Prerequisite None

The legal environment for digital copyright issues is complicated, contentious, and ever-changing, making it as perilous as ever for institutions of higher education.  The current top issue is the new TEACH (Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization) Act, which became law in November 2002.  This act expanded the scope of educators' rights to use certain copyrighted materials online, but major restrictions and conditions apply.  Understanding what the new law permits and requires is vital.
A panel of experts on higher education copyright law will analyze: 

  •  Implications of new TEACH Act for teaching and learning 
  •  Continuing role of "fair use" provision in analyzing copyright issues in distance education
  •  Efficient procedures for obtaining copyright clearance for materials for online courses
  •  Elements of an effective institutional policy on copyright and online learning



 As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Know the basic provisions and limitations of the TEACH Act
  • Know why fair use remains a key element in online courses
  • Get information on copyright policy into the hands of faculty and students
  • Understand the value of the Copyright Clearance Center



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Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0196 
Course Title: Copyright Issues 
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop)  The first time you log in to the Registration Page, you will be asked to accept the Use of Computing Resources at Miami Dade College.    The Accept button is located at the bottom of the screen.

PLEASE NOTE:  You do not have to create a student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop.  You can use your regular network login name and password proceeded by the MDCC\   
  1. Go to the MDC Registration Page.
  2. Choose the Term from the dropdown menu.
  3. Enter your PIN number (If you don't remember your PIN, you can reset it by clicking the Update My Pin button.)
  4. Click the  myMDC  Log In button.
  5. Log in  using your regular username and password.  Your username must be proceeded by the MDCC\

ex.   Joe Smith would login in with

User name -  mdcc\jsmith and his regular password.


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Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

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