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Copyright Basics for GW: TEACH Act

What is the TEACH Act?

The TEACH Act, also known as the Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization Act, is an additional set of conditions under which copyrighted materials may be used under special circumstances.  It is a separate consideration from Fair Use.  Anyone trying to use the TEACH ACT must come from an accredited, nonprofit educational institution and must be using the materials in distance education. 


Further Resources

Teach Act FAQ

Teach Act ToolKit 

Balancing Copyright Concerns:  The Teach Act of 2001 by Laura Gassaway  (click on PDF link)

Copyright Crash Course: Teach Act

Contact Information

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Debbie Bezanson
Gelman Library

George Washington University

2130 H Street, NW

Washington, DC 20052

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