Audiovisual Services Copyright, Production Work
Last updated: June 8, 2016
EXISTING VIDEO FOOTAGE
Existing copyrighted video footage can be incorporated into a video being produced by a student for a class project or by a faculty member for curriculum-based instruction if the borrowed material does not constitute more than 10% of the original, or 3 minutes, whichever is less, nor does it comprise the majority of the finished product. The opening screen of the project and any accompanying print material must include a notice that certain materials have been used under the fair use exemption of the U.S. Copyright Law.
EXISTING COPYRIGHTED MUSIC
Existing music (recorded music, lyrics, or music videos) can be incorporated into a student or faculty multimedia project if the borrowed material does not constitute more than 10% of the original, or 30 seconds, whichever is less. Longer portions of music can be used only if a "video synchronization license" is bought from the music publisher or owner of the copyright.
COPYING VIDEO AND AUDIO RECORDINGS
No media carrying a copyright will be duplicated by the AV department without express, written consent from the publisher or copyright owner. Personal projects should first be taken to the Multimedia Presentation Center (Information Commons) in Burke Library, where you can work on your project yourself.