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Copyright: TEACH Act

Basic copyright information for faculty, staff, and students of Texas State University.

TEACH Act Checklist

Want to make sure your class is TEACH Act compliant?  Try this TEACH Act checklist.

Legal Disclaimer

This guide is designed to share information on copyright and related topics. This guide does not supply legal advice nor is it intended to replace the advice of legal counsel.


What is it?

The Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act was enacted in November 2002 as an amendment to the Copyright Act of 1976.  The act clarifies what is permissible in distance education, making it more similar to a face-to-face classroom.

TEACH Act Exemptions

TEACH Act exemptions allow the use of copyrighted material for distance education.

TEACH Act Resources

TEACH Act and Distance Education