Copyright Guide

Follow these guidelines when using copyrighted work.

Print Material

  • Up to 10% of the total source


  • 1,000 words (whichever is less)

Motion Media

  •  Up to 10% of the total item


  • 3 minutes (whichever is less)

Images, Pictures, & Illustrations

  • No more than 3 images from a  single source.

Music, Lyrics, & Music Videos

  • Up to 10% of the total work
  • No more than 30 seconds of the individual musical work.

Numerical Data Sets

  • Up to 10% of the total work


  • 2,500 fields or cell entries

Additional Information

In order to use more of the work than what is allowed, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Source: Central Michigan University