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Intellectual Property in training design


Hi there,

When designing sessions in a training workshop, is there a set of simple IP guidelines that apply to using well known models and approaches?  I know the rules about crediting any models used to the owners but if I tweak a model slightly, is this also covered?

I'm trying hard not to fall foul of any legalities and am also keen to ensure that I am giving the credit and recognition due, but want to know how far I need to go and any pitfalls I need to look out for - all help, suggestions and advice genuinely welcome!



5 Responses

  1. Sources for models etc

    It is a hard one to give a general guideline on, each model has its own IP.  Of course you must credit source, but you must also make sure you are allowed to copy / use etc.

    I put up a list of useful links on my site which may be a good starting point for many popular training ‘things’:

    If in doubt, check! Asking IP owners’ permission is a good move.  

    Another great place to check is – Alan usefully explains the provenance and usually IP issues too.

    Good luck,



  2. Answer of the year award!

    Hi Carolyn

    I think that should win you the answer of the year award! No further answers needed!





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