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Copyright for Libraries: TEACH Act

A resource to help librarians understand copyright issues.

Please note that ALA cannot give legal advice. If you need legal advice, you should contact an intellectual property attorney.

Distance Education

The “Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization Act,” commonly known as the “TEACH Act,” was enacted by Congress on October 4, 2002. It is a full revision of Section 110(2) of the U.S. Copyright Act. Its provisions enable educators to use copyrighted materials for distance education, with certain restrictions.