Resources to Support Concepts Set Forth in Rule 1120

Rule 1120, IV

Fair Use

Exceptions for Instructors Evaluation eTool
This tool covers Section 110(1), the “face to face teaching” exception and Section 110(2), the TEACH Act (Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization Act)

Rule 1120, V

Digital Distance Education

Guidelines for Use of Copyrighted Material in Digital Distance Education 
Digital Distance Education refers to education in which the instructor and participants are separated by physical space and/or time, and in which communication is facilitated by audio, video, computer, and/or network technologies. BCPS distance education applications may include: online or hybrid courses; instruction for distributed classes; instruction for home/hospital-bound students; tutoring; interactions with outside experts or guest speakers; collaborative projects; access to remote resources; and professional development programs.

  1. TEACH ACT Crash Course
  2. Can This Material Be Digitized - Flow Chart
  3. Copyright Primer for Online Education
Rule 1120, VI

Guidelines for Reproduction and Distribution of Instructional Materials for Use by Blind or Persons with Disabilities
Previously published non-dramatic literary works in print and phonorecord format may be reproduced in specialized formats and distributed for exclusive use by the blind or other persons with disabilities.  Specialized formats include Braille, audio, or digital text.

  1. Library of Congress, Copyright Law Amendment 1996, PL 104-197 aka John H. Chafee Amendment
  2. American Foundation for the Blind, FAQs about the Instructional Materials Accessibility Act (IMAA)


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Office of Library Information Services, April 2012