Subject: Fair Use Guidelines Deborah Scott Texas Tech University HSC ------------------------------------------------ FAIR USE GUIDELINES FOR EDUCATIONAL MULTIMEDIA DRAFT- July 31, 1995 Consortium of College and Media Centers (CCUMC) Fair Access Working Committee STUDENT USE Students may use portions of lawfully acquired copyrighted works in their academic multimedia projects, with proper attribution and=20 citations, and may retain these in their personal portfolios as examples of their academic work for later appropriate uses such as job and=20 graduate school applications. INSTRUCTION IN MULTIMEDIA Educators may use portions of lawfully acquired copyrighted works=20 in the course of face-to-face teaching activities or similar projects devoted to demonstrate to students how to create multimedia projects. FACE-TO-FACE CURRICULUM-BASED INSTRUCTION Educators may use portions of lawfully acquired copyrighted works in production and use their own multimedia projects for their own teaching tools in support of an identified curriculum. PEER CONFERENCES Educators may perform or display their own multimedia works=20 created for their own curriculum-based instructional activities, which use portions of copyrighted works lawfully acquired by the educational institution, at workshops of their peers or a conference where educators are presenting work they created for their students. REMOTE INSTRUCTION Educators may use portions of lawfully acquired copyrighted works in producing their own multimedia educational programs to be used for curriculum-based instructional activities provided over an electronic network, provided there are limitations to access and on the total number of students enrolled. TIME LIMITATIONS Educators may use their own multimedia programs , containing portions of copyrighted works incorporated under fair use and=20 developed for educational purposes, in teaching courses for a period=20 of up to two years after completion of the finished multimedia product but use beyond that time period requires permission for each copyrighted portion incorporated in the production. PORTION LIMITATIONS MOTION MEDIA: Up to 10% or 3 minutes, whichever is less, in the aggregate of a copyrighted motion media work may be reproduced, performed, and displayed as part of a multimedia program produced by an=20 educator or student for educational purposes. PORTION LIMITATIONS TEXT MATERIAL: Up to 10% or 1000 words in the aggregate of a copyrighted work consisting of text material may be reproduced, performed, or displayed for educational purposes. In the case of a poem, the=20 entire poem if less than 250 words or 250 words of a larger poem may be reproduced, performed, and displayed as part of a multimedia program produced by an educator or student for educational purposes. In the case of an anthology, not more than 5 poems may be reproduced, copied, or displayed, and not more than one poem by one poet. PORTION LIMITATIONS MUSIC: Up to 10% of a copyrighted musical composition or up to 10% of a musical embodied on a sound recording may be reproduced, performed and displayed as part of a multimedia program=20 produced by an educator for educational purposes. PORTION LIMITATIONS ILLUSTRATIONS AND PHOTOGRAPHS The reproductions or display of photographs and illustrations is more difficult to define with regard to fair use because fair use usually precludes the use of entire works. Under these=20 guidelines a photograph or illustration may be used in its entirety but no more than 5 images of an artist or photographer may be incorporated into any one multimedia program. When using photographs and illustrations from a=20 collection, not more than 10% may be used in the multimedia program. IMPORTANT REMINDER #1 Educators and students are advised that they must include on the opening screen of their multimedia program and any accompanying print material a notice that certain materials are included under fair use exemption of the U.S. Copyright Law and have been prepared with the fair use guidelines and are restricted from further use. IMPORTANT REMINDER #2 Educators and students are reminded that proper attribution and credit with citations to sources must be noted for all=20 copyrighted works included in all multimedia programs prepared by educators and=20 students, including those prepared under fair use.