It can be challenging to find copyright friendly images and music for projects. It might be tempting to use an image found on Google or your favorite song in a school project, but it's not necessarily ethical - or legal - to do so without permission from the creator or owner of the work. If you want to use a copyrighted image or recording, here are some guidelines to go by:
Use 30 seconds or 10% of a sound recording, whichever is less
Use a copyrighted work only for a project that has to do with your class's curriculum
Show your project only in the class for which you made it; you may keep and share your project (with the music/images) as a part of a portfolio indefinitely
Thank you to Evelyn Wecker Freeman, Information Consultant at Oakland Schools, for sharing these very helpful guidelines, and Mrs. Amanda Nichols who created this site. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask Mrs. Lovse, Secondary Media Specialist.