General Guidelines

Writing from a book, magazine, etc. 

  • Up to 1000 words, but no more than 10% of the book or article.


  • Up to 250 words (or the entire poem if less than 250 words)
  • No more than 3 poems by the same poet
  • No more than 5 poems from a collection of poetry

Photographs or drawing

  • Up to 5 graphics or photos from the same person
  • No more than 15 images from the same collection
  • Images can not be change or altered


  • Up to 3 minutes but no more than 10% of the entire video
  • The video clip may not be changed in any way


  • Up to 30 seconds but no more than 10% of sheet music
  • Up to 30 seconds but no more than 10% of a recording
  • The music can not be changed or altered in any major way

Give Credit

  • An opening screen of a presentation must indicate the "fair use" rules of the U.S. Copyright law
  • Copyright information for all items used must be included in a bibliography 

Information provided by NC WiseOwl Organization 

For more information visit: Copyright Kids  or NC WiseOwl

Clarendon Avenue Elementary

  • 915 Clarendon Avenue Mukwonago, WI 53149
  • Phone: (262) 363-6286
  • Fax: (262) 363-6289