EDTEC 550 Distance Education Teach Act presentation

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  • EDTEC 550 Distance Education Teach Act presentation

    1. 1. WebQuest: The TEACH Act <ul><li>EDTEC 550 Kathleen Borsos-Wooley April 12, 2005 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    2. 2. TEACH Act: An Overview <ul><li>Definition and Background </li></ul><ul><li>Implications of the new law </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Parties affected </li></ul><ul><li>What materials are we talking about? </li></ul><ul><li>SDSU policies </li></ul><ul><li>What are others doing? </li></ul><ul><li>Summary and Conclusions </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul>
    3. 3. Definition and Background <ul><li>TEACH Act: The “Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization Act” </li></ul><ul><li>Signed into law November 2, 2002 as part of HR 2215 </li></ul><ul><li>Revision of existing section 110 of the U.S. Copyright act </li></ul><ul><li>In traditional classroom instruction, fair use policy was “good enough” </li></ul><ul><li>Attempt to protect the rights of the copyright holder, while providing instructor access to materials for DE instruction </li></ul>
    4. 4. Relevance and Implications <ul><li>Good that Congress recognizes importance of DE </li></ul><ul><li>Limitation that law is built around “traditional course” time constraints </li></ul><ul><li>Institutions more at-risk than individuals for liable. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Relevance, con’t. <ul><li>Relevance to Blackboard™ : </li></ul><ul><li>In summary, if instructors and/or institutions wish to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the TEACH Act for using copyrighted materials, they must reasonably: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>limit access to copyrighted works to students currently enrolled in the class; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>limit access only for the time needed to complete the class session or course; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>inform instructors, students, and staff of copyright laws and policies; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>prevent further copying or redistribution of copyrighted works; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>not interfere with copy protection mechanisms </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Benefits of new legislation: <ul><li>Allows for expanded range of works </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for expanded range of receiving locations </li></ul><ul><li>Continued ability to store content (limitation is that access is not permanent) </li></ul><ul><li>Allows digitizing of analog works </li></ul>
    7. 7. No Benefits Without Compliance <ul><li>Who must comply? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Policymakers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must be accredited nonprofit institution </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must have policies that specify standards of incorporating materials into DE instruction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must notify students of copyright implications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology officials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Transmission of content for enrolled students only </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must provide access to materials for the duration of the course only </li></ul></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Compliance, con’t. <ul><ul><li>Librarians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>May now participate in policy decisions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>May take the lead in preparing and gathering of copyright materials from the institution </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Performance or display must be at the direction, or under the supervision of the instructor </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Materials must be integral to the teaching content </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No permanent access to materials (for course period only) </li></ul></ul></ul>
    9. 9. What instructional materials are we talking about? <ul><li>Publications </li></ul><ul><li>Images </li></ul><ul><li>Artworks </li></ul><ul><li>Videotapes </li></ul><ul><li>Musical works </li></ul><ul><li>Sound recordings </li></ul><ul><li>Motion pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Computer works </li></ul>
    10. 10. SDSU Policies <ul><li>Read about SDSU Senate Policy: http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/~dl/resources/policy.doc </li></ul><ul><li>SDSU policy states: </li></ul><ul><li>“ The University shall protect and shall not infringe on the copyrights of others within or without the University community. Use of copyrighted works without permission of the owner may subject the user and the University to liability from an infringement action or other possible causes of action. Administration, faculty, staff, and students shall restrict their use of copyrighted materials according to University policies, University guidelines, applicable statutes, and relevant court decisions.” </li></ul><ul><li>SDSU Website statement suggests that members of the SDSU community be familiar with the laws so as to abide by University policy. </li></ul>
    11. 11. What are others doing? <ul><li>North Carolina State University has a TEACH toolkit: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/scc/legislative/teachkit/ </li></ul><ul><li>The University of Texas refers to their information regarding the TEACH Act as a “Copyright Crash Course”: http://www.utsystem.edu/ogc/intellectualproperty/teachact.htm </li></ul>
    12. 12. Summary and Conclusions <ul><li>Redefines terms and conditions on which accreditated, nonprofit educational institutions may use copyright protected materials </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity yet Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Benefit yet Burden </li></ul>
    13. 13. Resources <ul><li>SDSU Senate Policy : http://www- rohan . sdsu . edu /~dl/resources/policy.doc </li></ul><ul><li>SDSU Distributed Learning: http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/~dl/fac_home.html </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; The TEACH Act Finally Becomes Law &quot; by Georgia Harper, University of Texas System Office of General Counsel </li></ul><ul><li>Lolly Gasaway's TEACH Act Comparison chart : ALA's TEACH Act Analysis by Kenny Crews </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright Law and Distance Education: The TEACH Act by Peggy Hoon </li></ul>

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