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Online & Active Teaching Resources (University/College-Level): Copyright & Fair Use

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Duquesne University Copyright and Fair Use

Copyright Resources

Fair Use Scenarios

Distance Education

The Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization Act (TEACH) Act:

On November 2nd, 2002, the "Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization Act" (the TEACH Act), part of the larger Justice Reauthorization legislation (H.R. 2215), was signed into law by President Bush. Long anticipated by educators and librarians, TEACH redefines the terms and conditions on which accredited, nonprofit educational institutions throughout the U.S. may use copyright protected materials in distance education-including on websites and by other digital means--without permission from the copyright owner and without payment of royalties.


"Distance Education and the TEACH Act", American Library Association, January 29, 2010.
http://www.ala.org/advocacy/copyright/teachact (Accessed November 14, 2017)