The Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act of 2002 gave expanded rights to educators related to the display of copyrighted performance works in online instruction.
Specifically, it applies to digital transmissions provided during an online class that is comparable to a face-to-face class. The class must be limited to enrolled students. The act applies to accredited, nonprofit educational institutions only.
- Distance Education and the TEACH Act: Information page from the American Libraries Association.
- Teach Act FAQ (PennState): Answers to frequently asked questions about the TEACH Act.
- Teach Act: University of Connecticut Libraries information page, a good short summary.
- The TEACH Act: Higher Education Challenges for Compliance. By Christopher L. Ashley. EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research, Research Bulletin. Vol. 2004, no. 13 (June 22, 2004).
- The Cost of Copyright Confusion for Media Literacy. By Renee Hobbs, Peter Jaszi, and Pat Aufderheide. Center for Social Media, American University. (September 2007).