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Protecting Your Intellectual Property

Copyrights and Intellectual Property Protection

Don't lose your copyrights because of carelessness or ignorance. Cover your assets (your intellectual assets, that is)!

Intellectual property protection is a fancy term for an important concept. Putting it another way, your "artistic creations" — your books, your workbooks, your handouts, and so on — are yours. The laws says that other people can't use them without your consent.

On the other hand, the law also says that you can lose this protection if you don't do things properly. So the following modules will explore both the conceptual side of copyrights — the what, why, when, and how of protecting your intellectual property — and the very practical side — you'll explore actual copyright agreements and see how to modify them to meet your particular needs.