The Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act offers greater copyright freedom for distance learning instruction if schools enable certain restrictions.
- TEACH's "perform or display" language can be interpreted more broadly than previous copyright law.
- Materials may only be accessed by students enrolled in online face-to-face or asynchronous class sessions.
- Passwords aren't enough: schools must limit saving and reproducing content with additional technology.
Attach this TEACH-compliant statement to uploaded content in Canvas:
"These [materials][documents] are being made available to you pursuant to the Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization Act. [Materials][documents] are subject to copyright protection as noted below, and may not be reproduced, distributed or publicly displayed without the prior written consent of the copyright owner." — SU General Counsel