Most people understand basic copyright laws, but all too often we see handmade crafts for sale blatantly ignoring the law, and we hear of Etsy stores, and Facebook pages shut down for copyright infringement. Intellectual Property is a serious issue, and businesses can go out of business for breaking the law. Understanding intellectual property and copyright can help safeguard your business. You can protect your ideas, and it will help you avoid inadvertently breaching the law – because it is possible that you might infringe someone’s copyright without even knowing it.
This module helps you understand intellectual property and copyright, what is automatic IP protection, paid protection i.e. trademarks, registered design and patents and creating your crafts within the law.