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Copyright Laws - Using Other People's Work

Copyright Laws protect intellectual property from illegal copies being made and used in an illegal manner. There are provisions that allow educators to use copyrighted materials in the classroom with limited use. When used effectively, educators can enhance the learning experience by allowing students to view material they may otherwise not have access to through Fair Use. The Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act addresses the use and storage of digital copies in the classroom.

Through Fair Use (U.S. Copyright Office, n.d), teachers may show portions of videos, music, and articles to their students as long as it has an ins