Passed in 2002, the TEACH Act (Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization Act of 2002) was created to provide parameters for using digital materials in the classroom. With the advent of online instruction there was a significant amount of debate about how information was transmitted and whether it fell under different guidelines than print materials. The TEACH Act allows for copyrighted works to be digitally transmitted to students without prior permission from the copyright holder. This is a good thing, however this amendments is limited in scope concerning the specific requirements.
If it is limited, why bother to use it?
Frankel, James. The Teacher's Guide to Music, Media, and Copyright Law. New York: Hal Leonard, 2009. 61-62. Print.
Russell, Carrie, and Dwayne K. Buttler. Complete Copyright: an Everyday Guide for Librarians. Chicago: American Library Association, 2004. 47-62. Print.
TEACH only applies if the following qualifications are present:
If these conditions are met, than the professor can post:
Faculty should post Copyright Notices whereever possible to warn students against reproduction. Please ask your department or the Provost for the offical Cairn University text.