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  • Amount of the materials to be used is comparable to that in use in face-to-face classrooms;
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  • Reasonable and limited amounts of materials may be used (clips);
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It specifically allows educators to perform or display copyrighted works in distance education environments. There are also other requirements that must be met.

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It specifically allows educators to perform or display copyrighted works in distance education environments.

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It specifically allows educators to perform or display copyrighted works in distance education environments. In all cases, the amount of the materials used is to be comparable to that in use in a face-to-face classroom setting and is limited to use by non-profit educational institutions. Additionally, a legal copy of the material must be used. There are also other requirements that must be met.

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It specifically allows educators to perform or display copyrighted works in distance education environments. There are also other requirements that must be met.

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  • Only applicable to non-profit educational institutions;
  • Amount of the materials to be used is comparable to that in use in face-to-face classrooms;
  • A legal copy must be used;
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Additional Information

TEACH Act Checklist at the University of Texas
This checklist determine if the TEACH Act can be used for the justification of materials included in the online classroom. It is provided by the University of Texas as part of their Copyright Crash Course developed by Georgia Harper.

March 30, 2012, at 07:57 AM by Laura Pope Robbins -
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  • The performance/display is limited to students officially enrolled in the class;
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  • The performance/display is limited to students officially enrolled in the class.
March 30, 2012, at 07:56 AM by Laura Pope Robbins -
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  • does not interfere with technological measures put in place by the copyright holders - (Note from LPR: This has been mitigated to some extent through an exception to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act which allows educators - not students - to circumvent DRM which prevents them from making clips of DVDs to show in class.)
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  • does not interfere with technological measures put in place by the copyright holders
March 29, 2012, at 03:45 PM by Laura Pope Robbins -
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Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization Act, 2002 (Section 110(2))

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Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization Act, 2002 (Section 110(2))

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It specifically allows educators to perform or display copyrighted works in distance education environments. In all cases, the amount of the materials used is to be comparable to that in use in a face-to-face classroom setting and is limited to use by non-profit educational institutions. Additionally, a legal copy of the material must be used. With that in mind, there are specific requirements that must be met.

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It specifically allows educators to perform or display copyrighted works in distance education environments. In all cases, the amount of the materials used is to be comparable to that in use in a face-to-face classroom setting and is limited to use by non-profit educational institutions. Additionally, a legal copy of the material must be used. There are also other requirements that must be met.

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  • does not interfere with technological measures put in place by the copyright holders - (Note from LPR: This has been mitigated to some extent through an exception to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act which allows educators - not students - to circumvent DRM which prevents them from making clips of DVDs.)
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  • does not interfere with technological measures put in place by the copyright holders - (Note from LPR: This has been mitigated to some extent through an exception to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act which allows educators - not students - to circumvent DRM which prevents them from making clips of DVDs to show in class.)
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  • Informational materials should be provided to faculty, students, and staff that accurately describe and promote copyright
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  • Informational materials should be provided to faculty, students, and staff that accurately describe and promote copyright;
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  • The performance/display is made at the direction of the instructor as an integral part of the class;
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  • The performance/display is made at the direction of the instructor;
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Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization Act, 2002 (Section 110(2))

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Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization Act, 2002 (Section 110(2))

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Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization Act, 2002 (Section 110(2))

This Act was passed in an effort to address the needs of the distance education student and to bring distance education into alignment with what is allowed in a face-to-face classroom.

It specifically allows educators to perform or display copyrighted works in distance education environments. In all cases, the amount of the materials used is to be comparable to that in use in a face-to-face classroom setting and is limited to use by non-profit educational institutions. Additionally, a legal copy of the material must be used. With that in mind, there are specific requirements that must be met.

Requirements of the TEACH Act

  • The performance/display is made at the direction of the instructor as an integral part of the class;
  • The performance/display is integral to the instruction;
  • The performance/display is limited to students officially enrolled in the class;

There are also requirements that the institution must meet:

  • A copyright policy must be instituted;
  • Informational materials should be provided to faculty, students, and staff that accurately describe and promote copyright
  • Digital transmissions of materials:
    • must be technologically protected from
      • retention
      • unauthorized further distribution
    • does not interfere with technological measures put in place by the copyright holders - (Note from LPR: This has been mitigated to some extent through an exception to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act which allows educators - not students - to circumvent DRM which prevents them from making clips of DVDs.)