Section 110(1) of the Copyright Law of the United States allows for teaching performances and displays of protected works in a face-to-face classroom setting or similar place used for instruction of a nonprofit educational institutions. Such works include the showing of a film, playing music, performing a play, or projecting images, and other types of performances and displays of copyrighted works in classroom, as long as the work was lawfully acquired.
17 U.S.C. § Section 110(2) - Distance Education
Section 110(2) of the Copyright Law of the United States allows similar use of work in online classes. Specifically, it allows for the following:
However, there are a number of caveats concerning copyright and its use as part of distance education, including but not limited to the following:
Developed by Georgia Harper and now maintained by the University of Texas Libraries, the TEACH Act checklist is a helpful to to assist in determining if your intended use of a work meets the requirements as set forth within the TEACH Act and 17 U.S.C § 110(1) and (2).
Ready to use the TEACH Act? Use this handy checklist to see if any of the following apply:
Originally created by Georgia Harper and now maintained by UT Libraries, the Copyright Crash Course is a valuable resource that offers users to explore various areas of copyright law.