Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Copyright: Ethics and Intellectual Property Law for the IBCLC

Time-frame: 60-90
CERP: yes

Principle 2.5 of the IBLCE Code of Professional Conduct (IBLCE CPC) states: “Respect intellectual property rights.” What are they, and how does the IBCLC do it? “Intellectual property” (IP) includes copyrights (covering written material, photographs, slides, illustrations, etc.), patents (covering inventions) and trademarks/service marks (used by companies to protect their brands). Most IBCLCs simply want to know: where can I get my hands on some good, free photos and hand-outs? This session provides an overview of IP law. The legal concepts are similar around the world; this session will interest an international audience. Then we’ll get right to the good parts: the participant will leave with a long list of sources for fabulous materials, that can be immediately used and adapted, in clinical lactation practice.

Objectives: 1. Define the four areas of intellectual property (IP) law that might affect an IBCLC 2. Describe the rationale for IBLCE CPC Principle 2.5, requiring IBCLCs to respect IP laws 3. Describe procedures to obtain permission to use IP materials from others 4. Learn how to protect your own materials from unauthorized use 5. Identify several sources for permission-granted lactation materials, that are immediately available for use

90 minutes is ideal for this E-CERPS-appropriate program.


Country: USA
Phone number: 215-836-9088
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