The TECH Act is really interesting and I’m impressed with the following excerpt: “An educator may show or perform any work related to the curriculum, regardless of the medium, face-to-face in the classroom - still images, music of every kind, even movies. There are no limits and no permission required. Under 110(2), however, even as revised and expanded, the same educator would have to pare down some of those materials to show them to distant students.” Also, the checklist that was provided at the end of the article seems pretty handy at the time of selecting and presenting copyright materials for classroom use. Just to be on the safe side I usually use images, music, and videos from the Creative Commons, (http://creativecommons.org/), where users may copy, display and perform the work for non-commercial purposes.
When creating an online course, I have to keep in mind the Web Accessibility Initiative guidelines. YouTube has the option of displaying closed captioned videos and I would select this feature at the time of searching for YouTube Videos. In addition, my ESL students would benefit from watching closed caption videos since they are able to read the subtitles and be able to follow the script of the video.