(Adapted from the Agreement on Guidelines for Classroom Copying)
Multiple copies (not to exceed one copy per student in a course) may be made for classroom use, provided that the copying does not have a significant detrimental impact on the market for the copyrighted work. Classroom copying should meet the standards of brevity, spontaneity, and cumulative effect.
For a complete explanation of brevity, spontaneity, and cumulative effect see Agreement on Guidelines for Classroom Copying.
Instructors wishing to make copies that fall outside of fair use have several options:
Legitimate (legally produced) copies of videos may be shown in the classroom as part of face-to-face instruction. The classroom must be restricted to only the educators and the students. See below for extra-curricular use of videos.
Off-air recordings may be used once by instructors within the course of relevant teaching activities. The program must be viewed within 10 school-days of the recording. PBS has negotiated extended taping rights for many of its programs. For complete instructions on off-air recordings see Guidelines for Off-Air Recording of Broadcast Programming for Educational Purposes.
Both faculty and students can incorporate brief portions of lawfully acquired copyrighted works into multimedia presentations. Generally, up to 10% of the work may be used. In the case of graphics, illustrations or photographs you may use no more than 5 images from one artist of photographer and no more than 10% of the images from a collection.
Faculty may use the multimedia presentations for:
Students may use the multimedia presentations for:
Projects used for commercial or noneducational purposes fall outside of fair use. The fair use of copyrighted material in multimedia projects lasts for two years only. Permission must be obtained to use the projects beyond the two years. For complete guidelines on the use of copyrighted materials in multimedia projects see Fair Use Guidelines For Educational Multimedia.
Materials found on the Internet are subject to copyright law in the same way that other media are. See the Fair Use Guidelines For Educational Multimedia. A work does not need to be published or have an attached copyright notice in order to be protected under copyright law. While no specific guidelines have been developed governing use of materials found on the Internet, the principles of fair use must be followed.
Because of United States involvement in international copyright agreements, some works published or created outside the United States may be used within the United States subject to United States Copyright Law.
For complete guidelines see Guidelines for Educational Uses of Music