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Fair Use Guidelines


  • Use only small amounts of another’s works.
  • Include an opening screen in multimedia projects that states you have used copyrighted material under the fair use exemption of the US Copyright Law.
  • When obtaining permission to use more of a copyrighted work than fair use allows, ask for written permission and keep a copy of the permission in your files.


  • Do not exceed the fair use limits on the amount of a copyrighted work that can be used without asking for permission.