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Is your copy legal?

Teachers are permitted to make single copies of

the following copyrighted works for their own use:


A chapter from a book

An article from a periodical or newspaper
A short story, short essay, or short poem
A chart, graph, diagram, drawing, cartoon, or
picture from a book, newspaper, or periodical

Teachers are permitted to make multiple copies

of the following copyrighted works for use in the
classroom (one copy per student):

*Must meet conditions below AND include a notice

of copyright on each copy


Exceptions for Libraries

*Must meet the following standards:

1. The library is making a reproduction without
any purpose of commercial advantage.
2. The library collection is open to the p ublic.
3. The library reproduces no more than one copy
of a work.
4. The reproduction includes a notice of
A library complying with these requirements can make
copies to preserve an unpublished work, to replace a
published work that is damaged, lost, or stolen, and
cannot be easily replaced, or in response to a request
by a user (used for private study or research, library
displays copyright warning notice).

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1. A complete poem (must be

less than 250 words and printed
on not more than two pages)
2. An excerpt from a longer p oem (no more
than 250 words)
3. A complete article, story, or essay (must be
less than 2,500 words)
4. An excerpt from a prose work (less than
1,000 words or 10 percent of the work,
whichever is less)
5. One chart, diagram, cartoon, or picture per
book or periodical

Rules for Technology

Computer Software
1. Copies of computer software can be made
for b ackup purposes only (no copies for
students or copying programs onto multiple
2. Schools can p urchase site licenses to be able
to use software on multiple computers.
1. Schools may videotape copyrighted
television programs broadcast to the
general public, but may keep the tape for
only 45 days unless they obtain a license.
2. During the first 10 consecutive days after
taping, teachers may use the tape for
instructional purposes, but they may repeat
such use only once for instructional
reinforcement. After 10 days, the tape may
be used only for purposes of evaluating its
educational usefulness.



Ive got an idea!

1. Copying is at the instance and

inspiration of the individual teacher.
2. Your inspiration led to a quick decision to use
the material, and you could never get
permission to use it in time.

Cumulative Effect:

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1. Copying of the material is for

only one course in the school in
which the copies are made.
2. No more than one short poem, article, story,
essay, or two excerpts are copied from the
same author, or more than three from the
same collective work or periodical volume
during one class term.
3. There are n o more than nine instances of
such multiple copying for one course during
one class term.
Teachers cannot copy consumable materials
(i.e. workbooks).

Erin Dettinburn
EDAD 628
March 1, 2015

Fair Use of Copyrighted Materials