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Copyright Clearance Center


The Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization Act (TEACH Act) was enacted in 2002 as an amendment to Section 110(2) of the Copyright Act. As in the case of fair use, the TEACH Act allows for exceptions to copyright law. "It allows displays and performances of copyrighted works to be transmitted and used for instructional purposes, without permission of the copyright holder, if numerous conditions are met. It complements the so-called 'face-to-face teaching' exception in the copyright law that allows educators to display and perform any copyrighted work - movies, videos, poems - in the classroom without permission of the copyright owner" (Ashely, 2004).

Ashley, C. L. (2004). The TEACH Act: Higher education challenges for compliance. Educase: Center for Applied Research 2004(13), 1-11. Retrieved from

Fair Use Checklist

Codes of Best Practice from various creative communities.  These practices are not law or statutes, but recommended practices with respect to fair use of particular kinds of content.