Educational Exemptions

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What Are We Allowed To Do?

Title 17 includes various exceptions* to copyright law for specific uses, notably educational purposes. 

This section will look at the three primary categories of educational exemptions:

  1. Libraries
  2. Face-to-Face Classroom Environment
  3. The TEACH Act – or The Technology Education And Copyright Harmonization Act (addressing the use of digital content)

Useful tools to explore:

*The terms exemptions and exceptions are used interchangeably in this context.

First, let’s look at exemptions for libraries.

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