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Copyright Law Of 1976 Summary

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The Copyright Law of 1976 provided teachers with guidelines and allowances to reproduce copyrighted materials to teach in face-to-face classrooms, but Congress revised the laws in 2001 to meet the needs of educators teaching students through distance learning. Before the Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization Act of 2001 (TEACH Act), the Copyright Law of 1976 provided only for display of copyrighted broadcasts in a classroom setting or place of instruction, to homebound students, and to government employees. The Copyright Law of 1976 prohibited most digital transmissions because of the inherent need to reproduce and distribute materials through distance learning platforms (United States Senate 107th Congress, 1st Session, 2001).…show more content…
The following is in regard to distance learning environments.
• Expansion of allowed works – The new law permits the use of nearly all types of works, except materials produced and marketed as digital instructional content.
• Comparable to face-to-face class – Use and display must be comparable to that of face-to-face classrooms, and audiovisual materials must be reasonably
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