Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization Act
The Act revises Section 110(2) and 112 of the U.S. Copyright Law, which applies to accredited, nonprofit educational institutions in the U.S, and lays out the guidelines by which they may use copyrighted materials.
The major provisions of the act apply specifically to online and distance education courses.
Criteria for TEACH
To use copyrighted material in your online courses, make sure you meet these requirements:
Student use of copyrighted materials is supervised by the instructor.
The materials used must be relevant to the educational goals of the course.
Only students enrolled in the course may access copyrighted materials shared by the instructor (this excludes guests and observers).
Students should not be able to access the copyrighted materials after completing the course.
Students may not copy and redistribute the copyrighted material to anyone not enrolled in the course. The instructor must take reasonable provisions to ensure that this is not possible.
Users of copyrighted materials including students and faculty should not attempt to interfere with a copyrighted material's built-in copyright protections.