NOTE: Nothing on this page should substitute for legal advice from an attorney!

Need a quick resource for copyright information and a poster to download? Go to www.koce.org/classroom/pdfs/techLrnChart.pdf

What is the copyright information that I need to know about using images?
(Graphics, photos, illustrations)
  1. Images can be downloaded for student work and teacher lessons and must be cited.
  2. Without permission, images that have been downloaded cannot be reposted to the Internet.
  3. A maximum of 5 images by a single artist or photographer can be used in a lesson/student work.
  4. If images are a part of a collection, a maximum of 15 images or 10% (whichever is LESS) can be used.
  5. If an image is in the public domain, the rules above do not apply unless it is a part of a copyrighted collection (see #4).
  6. If an image has a creative commons license, it is part of a pool of content that can be copied, distributed, edited, remixed, and built upon, all within the boundaries of copyright law. Check for any restrictions on the image.

What is the copyright information that I need to konw about using video?
(Movies, broadcasts,)
  1. Videos can be downloaded for student work and teacher lessons and must be cited.
  2. Without permission, videos that have been downloaded cannot be reposted to the Internet.
  3. You can use 10% or 3 minutes (whichever is LESS) of video files, if they are lawfully acquired.
  4. Videos must be used for an educational purpose. Showing a movie to multiple classes as a reward (and not part of a lesson) is against the copyright!
  5. You can use television broadcasts (on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, etc.) but know that they can be retained for 10 school days unless you have written permission. Broadcasts on cable may be a little different. For more information on Cable in the Classroom, go to http://www.ciconline.org.

What is the copyright information that I need to know about using audio?
(Music, sounds, audio clips, broadcasts)
  1. Audio files can be downloaded for student work and teacher lessons and must be cited.
  2. You can use 10% or 30 seconds (whichever is LESS) of an audio file, if they are lawfully acquired.

Need information about how to cite your sources or web sites to help you do that?
Check out this online citation guide - http://www.easybib.com/ebook
Sites to help you make your citations

Other good websites to refer to: