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Practical copyright guidelines for faculty teaching online
Last Updated: Aug 21, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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This guide will share information for faculty teaching in online classes or distance education environments only. For more copyright information and guidelines, including those addressing face-to-face instruction, please see the Xavier Copyright web site.

To watch a quick 90-second video introduction to this guide, click here.

The guide does not supply legal advice nor is it intended to replace the advice of legal counsel.

For specific copyright questions, please contact Amy Ensor at



The TEACH Act of 2001 was developed to address issues of copyright in an online environment. In many ways it expands what instructors are able to use when teaching online. Many of the guidelines here are derived from the provisions in the TEACH Act.


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