What is covered by the TEACH Act?
Many uses of media in online instructional settings are covered by the TEACH Act, an amendment to U.S. Copyright Law that expands teachers' ability to present media to their students in an online environment.
It is an instructor's responsibility to ensure that their use of copyrighted materials complies with copyright law. If this checklist shows that the TEACH Act does not apply to your use of media, it is still possible that the regular Fair Use provision of copyright law may apply. Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions.
- Brief Guide to TEACH
- From the Copyright Clearance Center
- Distance Education and the TEACH Act
- History and background of the Act. Produced by American Library Association.
- The TEACH Act
- From Stanford University
- § 110. Limitations on exclusive rights: Exemption of certain performances and displays
- The section of the Copyright Law that supports the Teach Act. See also: § 1201. Circumvention of copyright protection systems.
- The TEACH Act Toolkit
- An excellent resource published by North Carolina State University. It includes two checklists, and some wording that instructors can use in their online courses.