Q. Can I use Media Files (audio, film, podcasts, videos) in my lecture or presentation?
You may use these resources in a face to face situation as long as the media pertains to the subject and is relevant to the course.
For distance education the restrictions are strict and include the following guidelines developed during the Conference on Fair Use (CONFU).
- Up to 10% or 3 minutes, whichever is less, in the aggregate of a copyrighted motion media work may be reproduced or otherwise incorporated as part of a multimedia project.
Music, Lyrics, and Music Video
- Up to 10%, but in no event more than 30 seconds, of the music and lyrics from an individual musical work (or in the aggregate of extracts from an individual work). Any alterations to a musical work shall not change the basic melody or the fundamental character of the work.
Illustrations and Photographs
- A photograph or illustration may be used in its entirety but no more than 5 images by an artist or photographer may be reproduced or otherwise incorporated as part of an educational multimedia project. When using photographs and illustrations from a published collective work, not more than 10% or 15 images, whichever is less, may be reproduced or otherwise incorporated as part of an educational multimedia project.
- You must review the license agreement for material to be included in a multi-media program, i.e. video, audio, text. Fair Use of these materials is not a right, but a defense. Refer to Question 11 for information on Fair Use.