TEACH Act: Requirements
To use copyright protected materials under the aegis of the TEACH Act, your project must fulfill the following requirements.
If you cannot satisfy all of these requirements, consider whether the materials are already in the Public Domain, or if your intended use will qualify under the Fair Use exemption of U.S. Copyright Law. If not, please consult Design and Digital Print Services to learn how to secure permission from the copyright owner.
- My class is an official course offering of Fairfield University.
- I have read, understand, and will adhere to the following guidelines for the type of material I intend to make use of: audio recordings & music guidelines, images guidelines, movies & videos guidelines, multimedia guidelines, printed materials guidelines, software guidelines or TV Programs & Off-Air Recordings.
- The materials I wish to use were lawfully made and acquired.
- The material I wish to use is not pre-packaged, digital instruction marketed as educational content for online learning (e.g., a course or lesson one can purchase).
- The materials I wish to use are (check one):
a. Nondramatic literary work (may use all)
b. Nondramatic musical work (may use all)
c. Reasonable, limited portion of any other work that must be performed for my class
d. Display of any other work in amount analogous to live classroom setting.
- The materials I wish to use are related and of material assistance to my teaching content.
- The materials I wish to use will be provided at my direction during the relevant lesson.
- I will make the materials available to the students only for a period of time that is relevant to the context of the class session.
- I will present the materials I wish to use accompanied by the university's Copyright Warning Notice.
- I will present the materials I wish to use accompanied by the Copyright Primer tutorial.
- I have worked with C&NS to limit reception of the materials to students enrolled in the course.
- I have worked with C&NS to institute reasonable technological controls so that students may not retain or further distribute the materials I wish to use. (For information on technology regulations regarding images and streaming video please see Technical Compliance page.)
- For conversions of analog to digital:
a. No digital version is available to my institution.
b. Digital version available is technologically protected.
c. Not applicable