How did author’s rights and copyright emerge? How have they evolved over time? How have technological and industrial innovations affected payments for art and creative works?
The free, trilingual online course “Exploring Copyright” answers these and many other questions. Enrolment for CISAC’s Massive Online Open Course (MOOC), offered in partnership with the social platform FutureLearn, is now open in English, Spanish and Portuguese. The course starts May 14th, 2018.
Spanish and Portuguese course versions are thanks to support from UBC and SPA, the Brazilian and Portuguese authors’ societies.
“Exploring Copyright” is a historical journey from Gutenberg’s printing press to today’s digital age. It examines how creators and authors gained protection under law to earn remuneration for their work. It explains how authors’ rights contributed to economic growth over the centuries as well as how digital technology has presented new opportunities and challenges for receiving equitable remuneration for their artistic endeavors. The course includes articles, videos, illustrated timelines, quizzes and interactive discussions.
Find the full press release here.
CISAC President Jean-Michel Jarre introduction
CISAC – the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers – is the world’s leading network of authors’ societies (also referred to as Collective Management Organisations, or CMOs).
With 239 member societies in 121 countries, CISAC represents over four million creators from all geographic regions and artistic repertoires including music, audiovisual, drama, literature and visual arts. CISAC is presided over by electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre and the organisation’s vice-presidents are: Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo, Argentinean film director Marcelo Piñeyro, Chinese film director, scriptwriter and producer Jia Zhang-ke and Spanish Neo-Expressionist visual artist Miquel Barceló.
CISAC protects the rights and represents the interests of creators worldwide. Founded in 1926, it is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation with headquarters in France and regional offices in Africa (Burkina Faso), Latin America (Chile), Asia-Pacific (China) and Europe (Hungary).