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Creating Multimedia

If you follow the guidelines below when creating a multimedia product it is likely your use will be considered fair use.

  • Print material:
    • Up to 10% of the total or 1,000 words, whichever is less.
    • An entire poem of less than 250 words may be used, but no more than three poems by a single poet or a total of five poems by different authors from the same anthology. If a poem exceeds 250 words, you can use up to 250 words, but no more than three excerpts from a single poet or five excerpts from poems within a single anthology.
  • Images, illustrations, and photographs:
    • No more than three images from one source.
  • Motion media:
    • Up to 10% of the total item or three minutes, whichever is less.
  • Music, lyrics, and music video:
    • Up to 10% of the total work but no more than 30 seconds of the music or lyrics from an individual musical work.

If you have questions please contact the Course Reserves and Copyright Services office.