Copyright and Fair Use
- the legal right to be the only one to reproduce, publish, or sell the contents and form of a literary, musical, or artistic work
broad exception that allows people to use a work without permission in certain circumstances
What Can I Use?
- Contain less than 250 words
- 250 word excerpt of poems containing more than 250 words
Articles, Stories, and Essays
- Contain less than 2,500 words
- Longer articles, stories, and Essays: 10% or 1,000 words whichever is less
Chart, picture, diagram, or cartoon
- One per item
Illustrated material with less than 2,500 words (children's book)
- Two pages
- Make multiple copies for classroom use, one per student.
- Place into multimedia for instruction.
- Students may place in multimedia projects.
- Consumables may not be copied.
- Copies can be made for nine instances per semester.
- Only five images may be used from an artist or photographer.
- Collections: 15 images or 10%, whichever is less.
- Purchased or rented videotapes
- May be used in the classroom for instruction, not for entertainment or reward.
Video for Projects
- Multimedia Encyclopedias
- QuickTime Movies
- Video clips from the Internet
- Students may use 10% or 3 minutes, whichever is less, of video obtained legally.
- Sources must be cited.
Music for Projects
- Audio clips from the Web
- Cassette tapes
- Teachers and students may use 30 seconds per composition for an educational presentation.
- Purchased and licensed
- Purchased software may be used on one computer at a time.
- The number of computers being used at one time may not exceed the number of licenses purchased.
- World Wide Web
- Students and teachers may download images for projects and lessons.
- Images may not be reposted without permission.
- Links may be reposted.
- Videos made of programs
- Broadcasts or videos made of television broadcasts may be used for instruction and kept for 10 days.
- Cable programs may be used with permission and some may be kept by teachers for an extended period of time (Cable in the Classroom).