Wednesday, July 12, 2006

The TEACH Act: New Roles, Rules and Responsibilities for Academic Institutions

I have this in paper form and just realized that it is online too. This two-page document (PDF) was created by the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC). Written in plan language, it should help to educate teachers/faculty, librarians, and staff about the use of copyrighted materials for distance education by institutions that meet the TEACH Act's qualifying requirements.

One should note that the TEACH Act seems simple, but it isn't. Besides this piece by the CCC, I would encourage those who are thinking of using the Teach Act to read commentary on the Act, examples, etc., in order to become better educated about its nuances. One place to start is with K. M. Dames ' piece entitled "Using Copyrighted Works in the Classroom."

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