•Permitted: Performance of a nondramatic literary work, a nondramatic musical work, or reasonable portions of any other work.
•Permitted: Displays of any other work in an amount comparable to that typically displayed in a live classroom setting.
•Not Permitted: Using works produced or marketed primarily for performance/display as part of mediated instructional activities (e.g. Course packs).
Teach Act allows teachers to show the full performance of a nondramatic literary or musical work or display the following types of materials (partial list):
•a sound recording of a poem
•a sound recording of a piece of literature
•a recorded symphony
•still images, photographs (these are considered "displays")
•still images from subscription databases if allowed by license
•text if it is something that would normally be "displayed" in a face to face class.
Teachers may only display reasonable and limited portions of dramatic works. Use only the portions that are necessary to make a point. (Teachers in face to face classrooms may use the following works in their entirety). The following are examples:
Teachers may not transmit or display instructional materials, without permission or licensing, which students are commonly expected to purchase such as: