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Learn how you can protect your online course with trademark and copyrights and what recourse is available to you if you discover someone is copying all or part of your course.

In this episode we’ll cover:

  • The roles that trademark and/or copyright protections can play in helping you avoid copycats
  • The frustrating limitations of copyrights
  • What ‘trade dress’ is and how it might apply to your website or online course
  • How strong terms of use on your website is your first line of defense
  • The importance of registering your copyrights if you want to be able to defend them
  • Why (immediate!) screenshots are your best friend if you see your content being copied

Key takeaway: Imitation in the online course world doesn’t always feel like flattery. If you put the right protections in place early on, you have a strong leg to stand on when it comes to dealing with copycats.

Visit www.awbfirm.com/podcast112 for show notes.

BONUS: get your hands on our FREE resource to help you write your contracts: The 5 terms I think every contract should include: www.awbfirm.com/5terms 

Resources

Legal Road Map® podcast, Episode 110 (How to use other people’s content in your course): www.awbfirm.com/podcast110

Legal Road Map® podcast, Episode 99 (Copyrights for course creators): www.awbfirm.com/podcast99

Have you poured your heart and soul into creating an online course? How upset would you be if one of your students copied some or all of your course content and tried to sell it as their own? Perhaps a more important question: how upset would you be with yourself if you didn’t have an agreement in place that expressly prohibits your students from doing something like this? Our Legal Road Map® to Protect Your Online Course contract template bundle can help you lock down your course content in the time it takes you to catch a few episodes of your latest Netflix binge. 

To buy your bundle and start protecting your online course today, visit www.onlinecourselegal.com/yes  

This podcast is information, not legal advice specific to your situation.