The Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization Act (TEACH Act) says that teachers and students at accredited educational institutions can use works for distance learning without permission under certain circumstances.
- are an educator at an accredited educational institution,
- will supervise your students' use of copyrighted materials,
- are using the material as an integral part of a class session,
- are using the material as an integral part of your curriculum, and
- are using the material that is directly related to and of material assistance to your teaching content,
and you plan to use copyrighted works in the following ways:
- performances of nondramatic literary works (i.e., a recording of a novel being read aloud);
- performances of nondramatic musical works (i.e., a recording of a symphony);
- performances of reasonable amounts of any work (i.e., an excerpt from a movie); or
- display of any work in an amount comparable to what would be used in a live classroom.
then your use aligns with the Teach Act. For more help, see North Carolina State University's TEACH Act Toolkit, which gives more in-depth information about copyright and distance education.