Teach Act Compliance
Taken directly from the University of Texas System, Office of General Counsel at: http://www.utsystem.edu/OGC/IntellectualProperty/teachact.htm#actsummary
Faculty TEACH Act Compliance Checklist
- My institution is a nonprofit accredited educational institution or a governmental agency.
- It has a policy on the use of copyrighted materials.
- It provides accurate information to faculty, students and staff about copyright.
- Its systems will not interfere with technological controls within the materials I want to use.
- The materials I want to use are specifically for students in my class.
- Only those students will have access to the materials.
- The materials will be provided at my direction during the relevant lesson.
- The materials are directly related and of material assistance to my teaching content.
- My class is part of the regular offerings of my institution.
- I will include a notice that the materials are protected by copyright.
- I will use technology that reasonably limits the students' ability to retain or further distribute the materials.
- I will make the materials available to the students only for a period of time that is relevant to the context of a class session.
- I will store the materials on a secure server and transmit them only as permitted by this law.
- I will not make any copies other than the one I need to make the transmission.
- The materials are of the proper type and amount the law authorizes:
- Entire performances of nondramatic literary and musical works.
- Reasonable and limited parts of a dramatic literary, musical, or audiovisual works.
- Displays of other works, such as images, in amounts similar to typical displays in face-to-face teaching.
- The materials are not among those the law specifically excludes from its coverage:
- Materials specifically marketed for classroom use for digital distance education.
- Copies I know or should know are illegal.
- Textbooks, course packs, electronic reserves and similar materials typically purchased individually by the students for independent review outside the classroom or class session.
- If I am using an analog original, I checked before digitizing it to be sure:
- I copied only the amount that I am authorized to transmit.
- There is no digital copy of the work available except with technological protections that prevent my using it for the class in the way the statute authorizes.