Checklist for Implementing the TEACH Act and Distance Education (PDF) Want to reproduce or adapt this checklist for your needs? Please do so under a "Creative Commons Attribution Only" license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/), including this form of attribution: "Used under a Creative Commons BY license from the Copyright Advisory Office of Columbia University, Kenneth D. Crews, director."
Summary of the TEACH Act (PDF) by Kenneth Crews, 2010
Original Summary by Kenneth Crews, 2002 (On the ALA website)
The TEACH Act Statute (Section 110(2) of the Copyright Act)
Additional Resources about the TEACH Act
TEACH Act Tool Kit, North Carolina State University
Distance Education and the TEACH Act, American Library Association
Balancing Copyright Concerns: The TEACH Act of 2001, Laura N. Gasaway (PDF)
Developments Regarding the TEACH Act
Study by the Congressional Research Service: Copyright Exemptions for Distance Education:17 U.S.C. § 110(2), the Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization Act of 2002, by Jared Huber et al (2006)
In a situation that has received considerable press attention, but no legal action to date, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is evidently testing the scope of the TEACH Act and fair use for digitizing and streaming videos. In response to the situation at UCLA, a consortium of library associations has offered its analysis of the TEACH Act, fair use, and Section 110(1) as applied to streaming of videos for instructional purposes. For a contrary view by one of the parties involved in the UCLA controversy, see the paper by Arnold Lutzker in the AIME newsletter, Spring 2010.
Alternatives to Using the TEACH Act (Resources from this Website)
Fair Use of Copyrighted Works
Requesting Permission to Use Copyrighted Works
Finding Works in the Public Domain
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