Copyright: A method for protecting the creative
works of authors, artists and musicians.
Copyright material may not be duplicated
without the consent of the author and/or
Consider these factors:
The purpose and character of use
The nature of the copyrighted work
The amount of the copyrighted work used.
Less is better than all when claiming fair use.
The amount allowed by fair use guidelines
varies with original’s format.
The effect of the use on the potential market
value of the work.
Up to 10% or 1000 words of a copyrighted
work may be used, whichever is less.
An entire poem if less it is less than 250 words.
250 words or less may be used from a longer
No more than 5 poems or excerpts of different
poets may be used from a poetry anthology.
Only 3 poems or excerpts may be used from a
single poet in a presentation
No more than 5 images of an artist’s or
photographer’s work may be used in a single
When using photographs from a collection, no
more than 10% or 15 images (whichever is less)
may be used.
A photograph or illustration must be used
without cropping or alteration.
Teacher can make multiple classroom copies of
Number of copies may not exceed one per student
Certain conditions apply
copy consumable materials such as workbooks,
exercises, standardized tests, test booklets, and
make copies to save money.
be directed by higher authority to make illegal
Cannot alter content of broadcast
Must include copyright notice
Must be erased at the end of use
Certain restrictions apply as to who you may
share the broadcast with and the number of
people that view it
Lending, renting, or leasing software is illegal
With 2 exceptions, making copies of software is
not allowed under fair use:
1 backup archival purposes only
1 copy may be created on the computer’s hard drive
in order to make the program operate
You don’t buy software, you borrow it
Adaptation is changing the media format of an
original work or modifying the work. You
may NOT enlarge, modify, or convert a
copyrighted work to a different medium