Guidelines for teacher copies
A teacher may make, for their own use related to the classroom, a single copy of:
A book chapter
An article from a journal, magazine, or newspaper
A short work such as a story, essay, or poe
An image, including charts, graphs, drawings, photographs, or paintings
Guidelines for student copies
A teacher may make multiple copies of the same works to distribute to their students if they meet the following criteria:
Brevity (see Circular 21 [link will open in a new window], page 6 for brevity guidelines)
No more than one work of a single author is copied
Copies are used for only a single course
Educators limit the distribution of photocopied materials to less than nine instances in a single semester
The decision to use the photocopied material is the teacher's
The decision to use the photocopied material is made so close in time to the classroom need for the material that the teacher could not reasonably expect a timely reply to a request for permission
Each copy made and distributed must contain a copyright notice
Guidelines for music
Songs: Up to 10% or 3 minutes, whichever amount is less.
Lyrics: Guidelines related to poetry can apply here, or up to 10% of the content.
*As always, these are general rules of thumb. You may be able to use more, but be careful to assess any use of music or lyrics using the same four criteria of fair use.
Guidelines for movies and film
In a physical seated class you may show an entire movie as long as that movie was acquired legally, and that showing the film is relevant to the educational goals of the course.