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Separate from and in addition to Fair Use, there are some other exceptions to copyright law particularly relevant to educators. They are discussed below.
Face to Face Instruction
Section 110(1) of the U.S. Copyright Law provides educators with rights regarding the display or performance of copyrighted works in the classroom (in an accredited nonprofit educational institution) during face to face instruction. Copyright permission does not have to be received prior to this type of use, and it applies to any work, regardless of the medium. *Unless the work "is given by means of a copy that was not lawfully made under this title, and that the person responsible for the performance knew or had reason to believe was not lawfully made."
Section 110(2) of the U.S. Copyright Law provides educators with rights regarding performance or display of works through digital transmission as part of synchronous or asynchronous distance education, as long as certain requirements are met.
The performance or display is directly related and of assistance to the teaching content of the transmission
The transmission is made solely for, and to the extent that is technologically feasible, restricted to students officially enrolled in the course
The institution "institutes policies regarding copyright, provides informational materials to faculty, students, and relevant staff members that accurately describe, and promote compliance with, the laws of the United States relating to copyright, and provides notice to students that materials used in connection with the course may be subject to copyright protection"
Technological measures are applied to reasonably prevent:
retention of the work by students for longer than the class session
unauthorized further dissemination of the work to others
The TEACH Act does not extend to
Materials specifically marketed for online education
Materials provided under license like electronic reserves, coursepacks, textbooks, or interlibrary loan materials
Copies retained illegally
Materials converted from analog to digital unless a digital version of a work is unavailable
UAMS Office of Educational Development's Seven Copyright Best Practices for Online Teaching provides useful guidance on using materials in distance education. In regards to the TEACH Act, they recommend that instructors put this notice in their course syllabus and on the front page of their online course: