Develop or Revise Online Course
Note that the information offered on this page do not constitute legal advise. Also, this page specifically addresses issues of copyright in online courses. For more thorough information on copyright see the Copyright Reference Guide at the University Library.
Below are two videos to help you with topics of Copyright and Fair Use in an online course. These videos are featured in the College of Education's Instructional Design MasterTrack series on Coursera.
US copyright law has an exception for face-to-face teaching that covers most uses of copyrighted material [17 U.S.C. §110(1)]. However, the law is still catching up to online and blended formats, and the current exception for online instruction [TEACH Act, 17 U.S.C. §110(2)] is much more complex and not currently in use at the University of Illinois. Depending on your use and the material, there are a number of different options for managing copyright in online courses.