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Copyright & Fair Use: T.E.A.C.H. Act

T.E.A.C.H. Act

What is the T.E.A.C.H. Act?

In 2002, Congress passed the Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization (T.E.A.C.H.) Act to address copyright concerns in online distance learning and course management systems. Previously, copyright law strictly limited educators’ ability to remain compliant in an online setting. The T.E.A.C.H. Act expands rights in the following ways:

  •     Transmission of performances of the entirety of a non-dramatic literary or musical work
  •     Transmission of reasonable and limited portions of any other performance
  •     Transmission of any work in amounts comparable to typical face-to-face displays

Oakland Community College offers these resources as part of its general copyright information on this site. The information presented is not a substitute for legal advice obtained from a licensed attorney.

The information contained in Copyright Basics is originally from Wayne State University. Used with permission.


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