According to the Copyright Clearance Center, "the Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) act facilitates and enables the performance and display of copyrighted materials for distance education by accredited, non-profit educational institutions (and some govenment entities) that meet the Act's qualifying requirements. Its primary purpose is to balance the needs of distance learners and educators with the rights of copyright holders. TEACH applies to distance education that includes the participation of any enrolled student, on or off campus."
In exchange for unprecedented access to copyright-protected material for distance education, TEACH requires that the academic institution meet specific requirements for copyright compliance and education.
In order for the use of copyrighted materials in distance education to qualify for the TEACH exemptions, the following criteria must be met:
What TEACH Does Not Allow
The new exemptions under TEACH specifically do not extend to:
Copyright Clearance Center: http://www.copyright.com/Services/copyrightoncampus/basics/teach.html