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Copyright Resources: Copyright Laws

This guide is an introduction to copyright and fair use for academic institutions.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 addresses provisions concerning the circumvention of copyright protection systems and fair use in a digital environment.


The Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act, signed into law in 2002, addresses issues relevant to using copyrighted materials in distance education -- including on websites.