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AIGA Law for Designers

AIGA Law for Designers

Time limit: 90 days

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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.


Learning Outcomes:

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