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HACC Library - Copyright Information

Copyright for Educators video


"The TEACH Act does offer benefits, but it comes with responsibilities and limits."

Two Institutional requirements:

  • The institution must have developed and publicized its copyright policies, specifically informing students that course content may be covered by copyright, and include a notice of copyright on the online materials.

  • The institution must implement some technological measures to ensure compliance with these policies,beyond merely assigning a password. Ensuring compliance through technological means may include user and location authentication through Internet Protocol (IP) checking, content timeouts, print-disabling, cut and paste disabling, etc.

Educational Resources

Educational Resources

While these sites are "copyright friendly," be sure to check the Terms of Use for details.  For example, many photos require attribution.

Copyright Principles for Educators

A Fair(y) Use Tale

Professor Eric Faden of Bucknell University created this humorous, yet informative, review of copyright principles delivered through the words of the very folks we can thank for nearly endless copyright terms.

Classroom Face-to-Face Teaching Restrictions

Copyright and iBooks

Copyright Concerns in iBooks Author

If you want to avoid any legal issues, write your own material and take take your own pictures and video. Have students create videos and give them credit for work they do in your book, but have students sign copyright and media release forms. If you want to use pictures, video, and other content from the Web, you should always attempt to contact the copyright holder and request permission to use their material in your publication.