Full course description
Designers across all specializations and industries must have a working knowledge of relevant laws and basic legal concepts. This course covers legal topics relevant to designers, including copyright and intellectual property, contracts and nondisclosure agreements, and legal requirements for accessible design. Through this course, designers will learn about laws most relevant to their work.
Please note: This course covers the basics of law but is not meant to provide legal advice. If you require legal advice or other expert assistance, please seek the services of a professional. While every designer should be familiar with relevant legal issues, there is no substitute for having qualified legal counsel.
Identify the major areas of federal regulation most relevant to the field of design
Describe basic legal terminology and elements of the larger legal environment
Identify key elements of copyright law and define fair use
Explain the major legal protections for intellectual property rights
Describe ADA and Section 508 compliance
Explain common goals of accessibility laws and guidelines
Recognize different legal structures in business
List key differences between independent contractors and employees
Define the legal elements involved in forming a contract
Define nondisclosure agreements
IACET CEUs: 0.3 (Contact Hours: 3 hours)
Estimated time to complete: 3 hours