Accredited: Approved by a regional or national accrediting agency. Non-profit educational institutions that qualify for TEACH Act exemptions must be accredited. K-12 schools are recognized as accredited by applicable state certification or licensing boards. Accredited higher educational institutions are approved by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the Council on Higher Education and Accreditation or the U.S. Department of Education. (1)

 

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Glossary Sources
The following sources were used in compiling the Glossary. The number appearing next to the term corresponds to the source used for that term.

1: Russell, Carrie. Complete Copyright: And Everyday Guide for Librarians. Chicago: American Library Association, 2004.
2: Canadian Intellectual Property Office. A Guide to Copyright: Glossary. Canadian Intellectual Property Office. http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/sc_mrksv/cipo/cp/copy_gd_gloss-e.html
3: United States Copyright Office website. http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.html#101

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