This web guide presents general information about copyright law for educational purposes. The library makes every effort to assure the accuracy of this information but does not offer it as legal counsel or advice. Consult the services of a licensed attorney for advice concerning your specific situation.
Contact Information: If you have questions, please contact Andrea Klyn.
The Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization Act of 2002 (TEACH Act), provides rights for the performance and display of copyrighted works in distance education, including on websites and by other digital means. However, there are a number of additional restrictions and requirements.
Keep in mind that the TEACH Act authorizes are a small subset of the uses of electronic resources educators may wish to make. It only covers in class performances and displays, not, for example, digital delivery of supplemental reading, viewing, or listening materials. For those activities, as well as many others, rely on fair use.
Ineligible for TEACH Act Exemption:
Eligible for TEACH Act Exemption:
All conditions must apply for the TEACH Act exemption.