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Copyright Guidelines and Information

Basic Guidelines for Students and Staff

  • For books and magazines, you can use up to 1,000 words, up to a maximum of 10% of the book or article.
  • For poems, you can use up to 250 words from one poem; a maximum of three poems by the same poet; and a maximum of five poems from the same collection.
  • For photos, drawings, and artwork, you can use a maximum of five pieces from the same artist and a maximum of 15 from the same collection.
  • For videos and films, you can use three minutes OR 10% of the entire video and you cannot alter the clip.
  • For music, you can use 30 seconds OR 10% of the sheet music or 10% of the recording with only minor edits.

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