This guide is designed to share information on copyright and related topics. This guide does not supply legal advice nor is it intended to replace the advice of legal counsel.
The Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act was enacted in November 2002 as an amendment to the Copyright Act of 1976. The act clarifies what is permissible in distance education, making it more similar to a face-to-face classfoom, and establishes requirements that are generally most relevant for information technology staff.
Check these links for more information on the TEACH Act.
TEACH Act copyright exemptions are available to Lamar University because it is a nonprofit, accredited educational institution that has policies on the use of copyrighted materials and provides copyright information to faculty, staff and students.
Materials Not Eligible For TEACH Act Exemption
The following types of works are NOT eligible for digital transmission under the TEACH Act exemption. If any of the following apply, use of the work is not exempt under the TEACH Act:
Materials eligible for TEACH Act Exemption
Permission from the copyright owner is NOT required for the following materials IF all the TEACH Act criteria below are satisfied
TEACH Act Criteria
ALL of the following conditions MUST exist for the TEACH Act exemption to apply
If I am digitizing an original analog resource, I certify that:
If your proposed use doe not meet all these conditions, consider whether your proposed use constituted Fair Use (See Fair Use tab and Fair Use Checklist)
If Fair Use does not apply, seek permission or a license from the copyright owner prior to use of the materials.
If permission for licensing is not available, consider using other material.