How many times have you heard compliance training is too boring to be taught in an entertaining or meaningful way? Most designers would agree that compliance training is the least glamorous of corporate training. But Yehuda Berlinger just made it a little harder for designers to justify such comments.
Yehuda rewrote US and Canadian copyright laws as verse. Not only is the poetry fun to read but it’s also memorable.
Why would he take the time to rewrite intellectual laws as poetry?
“Because I want to read the actual codes, but can’t do it unless I’m entertaining myself in the process. Also writing summations of each section helps me to remember.” There are so many lessons for all of us right there.
Yehuda links each verse to the actual copyright law. It’s a brilliant exercise in creative summation and would make great learning activities – ILT or WBT.
For example, here’s a line from US law § 114. Scope of exclusive rights in sound recordings:
(a) The exclusive rights of the owner of copyright in a sound recording are limited to the rights specified by clauses (1), (2), (3) and (6) of section 106, and do not include any right of performance under section 106(4).
And Yehuda’s verse:
Sound recordings, but not music
Can be re-performed
As long as it’s attributed
And not grossly malformed