TEACH Act

The Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization Act of 2002,
commonly known as the TEACH Act, is usually described as a bridge for educators
between the archaic copyright laws, and the global world of the internet.

The following excerpt is from the American Library Association website:
On November 2, 2002, the "Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization Act"
(the TEACH Act), part of the larger Justice Reauthorization legislation (H.R. 2215), was
signed into law by President Bush. Long anticipated by educators and librarians, TEACH
redefines the terms and conditions on which accredited, nonprofit educational institutions
throughout the U.S. may use copyright protected materials in distance education-including
on websites and by other digital means--without permission from the copyright owner and
without payment of royalties. (Distance Education and the TEACH Act, 2012).

Click here for a detailed explanation of the TEACH Act and its provisions, provided
by the American Library Association.

This brief slidecast provides an introductory investigation into what the TEACH Act
is and what is can do for educators.