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How to Understand Copyright: Distance Learning

What is the TEACH Act?

The TEACH Act was signed into law in 2002 to clarify permissible uses of copyrighted materials in distance education classrooms that typically take place in online course management systems. The TEACH Act delineates compliance measures that must be implemented in distance learning situations to avoid copyright violations.

Sample Copyright Notice

 The materials on this course Web site are only for the use of students enrolled in this course for purposes associated with this course and may not be retained or further disseminated.

Distance Learning and the TEACH Act