What Does the Teach Act mean for EKU?

TEACH Act--Institution Responsibilities


  • Be an accredited non-profit institution
  • Have a copyright policy
  • Provide copyright information to faculty, staff, and students
  • Provide notices to students that all distance education materials may be copyright protected
  • Limit class access to students on the class roster

TEACH ACT--What Does It Allow

  • Motion media (e.g., video): Up to 10% or 3 minutes, whichever is less.
  • Text material: Up to 10% or 1000 words, whichever is less, usually one chapter or one article per journal issue.
  • Music, Lyrics, Music Video: Up to 10%, but no more than 30 seconds.
  • Illustrations, Photographs: No more than five images from an artist/photographer, or no more than 10% or 15 images, whichever is less, of collective work

What TEACH Does Not Allow

What TEACH Does Not Allow


  • Electronic reserves, coursepacks (electronic or paper) or interlibrary loan (ILL).
  • Commercial document delivery.
  • Textbooks or other digital content provided under license from the author, publisher, aggregator or other entity.
  • Conversion of materials from analog to digital formats except in limited amounts.

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