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Linking, Embedding & Streaming: Whats Legal? Whats Not?


Its your responsibility to understand how copyright law and fair use regulations affect what material you can share with students and how. This program will help you understand what is and isnt permitted in online teaching and will give you guidelines to help you find your own way when you encounter those areas that need a judgment call.


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With online teaching, there are virtually no limits to what you can share with your students to enrich their educational experience.

Except the legal ones.

Copyright law doesnt stop at your classroom door-especially if your course is online.

Explore the legal ins and outs of using online material in the Linking, Embedding & Streaming: Whats Legal? Whats Not? 20-Minute Mentor, presented by Linda Enghagen, JD.

Learning goals

When it comes to copyright issues, what you dont know CAN hurt you.

Running afoul of federal law or your institutions policies can wreak havoc on your reputation and even your finances.

In less time than you might spend wading through social media, this program explains what is and isnt permitted in online teaching and offers guidelines to help you find your own way when you encounter those areas that need a judgment call.

Upon completion of this program, youll be able to:

  • Distinguish between the practices of linking, embedding, and streaming
  • Apply copyright rules and regulations for legal linking and embedding
  • Explain how the TEACH Act and fair use affect streaming

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You dont have to be a practicing attorney or a copyright expert to be an effective online educator, but you do need to know your legal limits.

Linking, Embedding & Streaming: Whats Legal? Whats Not? will help you understand the legal context within which you can legally use videos, DVDs, websites, and streaming content.

Youll discover more about the range of content available to you and improve your awareness of when you could be stretching the boundaries of fair use. Youll learn:

  • How the TEACH Act affects your latitude in linking, embedding, and streaming
  • Why deep linking and framing should be used with caution
  • What Netflix administrators think about faculty members who stream their videos
  • The answer to the most common question about copyright in online classes
  • The four situations when streaming is clearly lawful
  • The two most important things to remember about the TEACH Act
  • The four factors used to determine fair use

Linda Enghagen uses examples-such as a professors use of commercial films to prompt class reflection or a faculty members sharing of a free sample resource with students-throughout her presentation to help you see key principles in action and understand how to apply legal guidelines.


Faculty members need to be very clear, conscious, and careful about their use of materials.

This 20-Minute Mentor was developed specifically for faculty teaching online or hybrid courses. It concentrates on courses that are secured and enrolled.

Whether youre an old hand at this sort of teaching or this is your first educational foray into cyberspace, youre bound to find this program full of information you can use right away.


YouTube, websites, recordings, infographics, and the multitude of other resources available online can ramp up the excitement, engagement, and student learning in your online classes.

Dont let your students miss out! Find out how to make the most of these materials-legally-by purchasing this program today!

Product Code: NM14CA

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