Have policies in place regarding copyright
Make sure educational community is aware of U.S. Copyright Law and policies pertaining to education
Provide notice to students about materials in the course being protected by the U.S. Copyright Law
Only students in course should be able to access copyrighted materials
Performances of nondramatic literary works;
Performances of nondramatic musical works;
Performances of any other work, including dramatic works and audiovisual works, but only in "reasonable and limited portions"; and
Displays of any work "in an amount comparable to that which is typically displayed in the course of a live classroom session."
Teach Doesn't Permit
- Works that are marketed "primarily for performance or display as part of mediated instructional activities transmitted via digital networks"
- Performances or displays given by means of copies "not lawfully made and acquired" under the U.S. Copyright Act, if the educational institution "knew or had reason to believe" that they were not lawfully made and acquired.
Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization Act
In 2002 Congress enacted the TEACH Act, Section 110(2) of the U.S. Copyright Act to allow the use of copyrighted work in distance learning and online work within traditional classrooms. The law requires: the use must be by a non-profit educational institution, requires institutional copyright policies, information regarding copyright must be available to students and faculty, must provide notice to students that materials used may be subject to copyright protection, transmission only to students enrolled in course and no longer than the class session, must apply technological measures that prevent students from engaging in unauthorized use, and copies made for transmitting work are retained and solely used by institution.