The TEACH Act is legislation that was passed by Congress to give non-profit educational institutions the ability to use copyrighted works for some specific purposes (e.g. present a video in a class). Below are some resources instructors and others can use to learn more about TEACH Act principles and Guidelines.
- U.S Copyright Law
- Primer on the Digital Millennium Act
- DMCA resources (EDUCAUSE)
- Copyright FAQ (COPYRIGHT.COM)
Penn State Resources
- PSU Copyright Related Policies. IP05 provides the official University TEACH-compliance statement.
- Copyright Information and FAQ
Resources at Other Universities
- Copyright and Fair Use – Stanford
- Copyright Office Website- Purdue
- The Original TEACH Act Toolkit
- TEACH Toolkit – N. C. State
- The TEACH Act – U. Texas
- Copyright – U. Texas
- Guidelines – Washington State
- Tales from the Public Domain Bound by Law? – Duke Law
In this video, Matt Jackson explains some issues surrounding copyright, fair use, and the TEACH Act. The whole presentation is interesting, but if you’re looking specifically for TEACH Act information, skip ahead to the 12-minute mark.
In addition, you may want to read over the Penn State TEACH Act page.