United States Copyright Law provides important exceptions to the rights of copyright holders that are specifically aimed at nonprofit educational institutions and libraries. Three provisions of the copyright statute are of particular importance to teachers and researchers:
The TEACH Act of 2002 was intended to give educators the freedom to display videos, audio, and images as part of online courses, too, but along with this freedom came a lengthy set of requirements for instructors, their institutions, and their distance education technology.
Many universities and libraries find it easier to rely on Fair Use, video subscriptions, and open-licensed videos, instead of trying to comply with the TEACH Act's long list of requirements.
If you are interested in learning more about the TEACH Act, its requirements, and how to use the TEACH Act in your online teaching, check out the following links: