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The Teach Act

  1. 1. THE TEACH ACT Oksana Hlodan March 10, 2007
  2. 2. Why consider copyright? <ul><li>The transmitting institution must </li></ul><ul><li>Institute policies regarding copyright </li></ul><ul><li>and accurately describe and promote </li></ul><ul><li>compliance with copyright laws. </li></ul><ul><li>© </li></ul><ul><li>The TEACH Act policy (section 110(2) of The Copyright Act) </li></ul>
  3. 3. How does it apply to education? <ul><li>TEACH pertains to transmissions </li></ul><ul><li>of copyrighted work. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What are some examples? <ul><li>distance education courses </li></ul><ul><li>t raditional courses with an online component </li></ul><ul><li>cable TV courses </li></ul>
  5. 5. What are the rules? <ul><li>Accredited, nonprofit educational institutions under certain conditions . </li></ul><ul><li>Otherwise, use of the material will have to qualify as fair use. </li></ul><ul><li>Or permission must be granted by copyright holder(s). </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is covered? <ul><li>non-dramatic literary works </li></ul><ul><li>non-dramatic musical works </li></ul><ul><li>portions of other works </li></ul><ul><li>any other work in the amount that would normally be used in a formal classroom </li></ul>
  7. 7. What is not covered? <ul><li>Digital educational works </li></ul><ul><li>Unlawful copies </li></ul>
  8. 8. Other considerations <ul><li>Works supervised by teacher. </li></ul><ul><li>Integral part of a course. </li></ul><ul><li>Works directly related to course. </li></ul><ul><li>Transmission only to enrolled students. </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright holder’s requirements met. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Can I create digital versions? <ul><li>Yes. Analog works can be converted. </li></ul><ul><li>Conversions must be protected. </li></ul><ul><li>Digital version must not already be available. </li></ul>
  10. 10. What is fair use? <ul><li>Use without express permission of the copyright holder(s). </li></ul><ul><li>For educational or non profit use only. </li></ul><ul><li>Educational use must not impede the marketability of the work. </li></ul><ul><li>Section 107 of the American Copyright Law </li></ul>
  11. 11. Are there guidelines? <ul><li>An article/story, less than 2,500 words. </li></ul><ul><li>1,000 words or 10% of prose. </li></ul><ul><li>One graphic element from one source. </li></ul><ul><li>A poem of less than 250 words; otherwise an excerpt of not more than 250 words. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Can I copy the same author often? <ul><li>There are limitations on </li></ul><ul><li>copying several works of the </li></ul><ul><li>same authors. </li></ul>
  13. 13. What is not fair use? <ul><li>replace an anthology or compilation </li></ul><ul><li>consumable works, e.g., workbooks </li></ul><ul><li>substitute for book/reprint purchase </li></ul><ul><li>re-copying from course to course </li></ul><ul><li>copying for sale or profit </li></ul>
  14. 14. How do I get permission to use? <ul><li>Contact copyright holder(s) re: </li></ul><ul><li>N ame(s) of the author, editor, and/or translator </li></ul><ul><li>Title, edition, volume number of the work </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright date of the work </li></ul><ul><li>ISBN for books or ISSN for magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Exact pages, figures, and illustrations </li></ul>
  15. 15. What info do I provide? <ul><li>The number of copies to be made. </li></ul><ul><li>How and when the material will be used in course. </li></ul><ul><li>Name of the college/university. </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher’s full name, position, address, email/tel/fax. </li></ul>
  16. 16. How do I credit the source? <ul><li>Include the original copyright notice. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>from the source. </li></ul><ul><li>Know APA formatting. </li></ul>
  17. 17. When in doubt <ul><li>Contact your </li></ul><ul><li>university counsel ’ s office </li></ul><ul><li>or </li></ul><ul><li>departmental policy person . </li></ul>
  18. 18. References <ul><li>The TEACH Toolkit (NCSU Libraries): </li></ul><ul><li>Distance Education at a Glance - Guide 12: Copyright and Distance Education (University of Idaho): </li></ul><ul><li>This presentation is based on the above sources. </li></ul><ul><li>Online sources accessed March 10, 2007. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Other resources <ul><li>TEACH Act Comparison Chart by Loly Gasaway </li></ul><ul><li>ALA’s (American Library Association) TEACH Act Analysis by Kenny Crew </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright and Distance Education: The TEACH Act by Penny Hoon </li></ul>