T.E.A.C.H. Act Checklist

  • In 2002, Congress passed the TEACH Act (Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization Act) in an effort to make explicit how copyright works in online, distance education. Previously, when US copyright law applied to the classroom, it applied only to face-to-face settings.

    While the TEACH Act gave educators some rights in the online, distance education environment corresponding to the rights enjoyed in the face-to-face classroom, the amount of material that may be used in online and distance education classrooms is much more restricted. 

    We’ve created a downloadable TEACH Act Checklist for your use as you prepare materials for online and distance education courses, to make sure the use of materials in your course satisfies TEACH Act requirements.