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S. 487, The Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization ("TEACH") Act
Compliance with The T.E.A.C.H. Act requires a number of requirements of various levels of Ivy Tech Community College. Full compliance includes Institutional requirements, Technological requirements, and Instructor requirements. All three groups meeting the requirements particular to each group makes Ivy Tech Community College lawfully compliant.
Members of each group need to know what the requirements are for their group and to individually meet those requirements, an itemized list has been published by Dr. F.J. Dolak of Ball State University.
TEACH Act best practices
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:
- limit access to copyrighted works to students currently enrolled in the class;
- limit access only for the time needed to complete the class session or course;
- inform instructors, students, and staff of copyright laws and policies;
- prevent further copying or redistribution of copyrighted works; and
- not interfere with copy protection mechanisms
The Report on Copyright and Digital Distance Education
The TEACH Act and some Frequently Asked Questions