On November 2nd, 2002 President Bush signed the "Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization Act" (The TEACH Act) into law. The TEACH Act redefines the terms and conditions on which educators may use copyright protected materials in online education. Although the act establishes new opportunities for educators to use copyrighted works online without permission and payment of royalties, these opportunities are subject to limits and new conditions.
This purpose of this site is to provide links to websites that describe these new opportunities, as well as the accompanying responsibilities.
(1) Ken Crews has written a summary of the Teach Act for the American Library Association Distance Education Website
Harper at UT Austin discusses the TEACH Act and provides a checklist
"to see if you are ready to use the TEACH Act." This helpful summary, with a few minor revisions and better formatting is also available in the Copyright Crash Course http://copyright.lib.utexas.edu/teachact.html
(5) Laura Gasaway has constructed a chart
comparing Sections 110(1) and 110(2)