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The TEACH Act attempts to harmonize the face-to-face exemptions for classroom display and performance for the online classroom through an expanded §110(2). While there are significantly more limitations on digital situations than face-to-face, the TEACH Act does provide some safe harbors that did not previously exist. Section 110(2)'s expanded rights include:
If you are considering digitizing and making media for classroom instruction available through BlackBoard and/or OneDrive, it is important to familiarize yourself with the TEACH Act. There are several excellent guides available from other institutions online:
The TEACH Act has extensive requirements for implementation. It is worth remembering that exceptions such as TEACH do not diminish or eliminate rights granted by other exceptions, such as Fair Use. And as a member of the USI community, you have access to quite a bit of streaming media through out library subscriptions. If you have concerns about meeting the requirements or limitations of TEACH, you might look to alternatives in those options.