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Copyright Information and Policies

A place to go for information on copyright laws and guidelines


Passed in 2002, the Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act was designed to cover some of the new possibilities of distance education as applied to copyright. It allows a wide range of uses for distance learning, but has fairly strict requirements for both the instructor and the institution. A full checklist is available below. To the best of our knowledge at Vogel Library, Wartburg has not set up the institutional level structure for the TEACH Act to apply, though this is always a possibility in the future. The good news for educators is that many of the uses needed for distance learning might well fall under the Fair Use exception anyway. It is still best to stick to materials students already have access to through our library databases to ensure continued access to those materials, though.

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