How Does the TEACH Act Help with Virtual Music Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic? NAfME and the NFHS have released joint Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act copyright analysis aimed at helping music educators teaching in virtual environments.
Teachers engaging in distance learning this fall must understand the copyright laws in this environment. The TEACH Act provides certain protections for music education while distance learning. NAfME, in collaboration with the NFHS, has created this new resource to help teachers better understand the copyright implications of using music in a distance learning environment, providing analysis on the TEACH Act as well as addressing some frequently asked questions in this space.
Find answers to these questions:
- What kinds of educational institutions are addressed by the TEACH Act?
- Can I transmit sheet music to my students to work while engaged in distance learning?
- What constitutes a “virtual classroom” or “class session?”
- Can I record my group and place the performance as an unlisted video on YouTube for my students to access and review?
- Can I livestream a concert online?
- Does the TEACH Act’s distance education exemption apply to both synchronous and asynchronous learning?
- And more
An upcoming webinar to address copyright in the virtual classroom will be offered.