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So, You Need to Use Photos & Music for a School Presentation

You CAN Use:
Teacher or student-developed multimedia program of copyrighted programs for use in classroom only.

· Motion media
o Use of up to 10% or 3 min., whichever is less, of an individual program;
· Text
o Up to 10% or 1000 words, whichever is less, short poems less than 250 words may be used in their entirety;
· Music
o Up to 10% but no more than 30 sec. from a single work (or combined from separate extracts of a work);
· Illustrations, cartoons, photographs
o No more than 5 images from a single artist or photographer, no more than 10% or 15 images from a single collective work;
· Numerical data sets
o Up to 10% or 2,550 fields or cells, whichever is less
Teacher or student-developed multimedia program of copyrighted works for use in displays, festivals, parent meetings or other public events.
"Copyright Guidelines." JeffCo Public Schools: Library Services. Jefferson County Public Schools, Apr 2003. Web. 29 Aug 2010. <>.

What is Creative Commons?

Creative Commons is both:

  1. a type of license for artists to copyright their work

  2. and a nonprofit organization that searches for creations people are allowed to safely use.

Here is a breakdown of the different Creative Commons licenses:

Here is more information about Creative Commons the company:


For photos:

To add the attribution to the bottom of the photos, follow these steps:

1. Enter a search term in the search box

2. Select the photo you want, and it will show up bigger on the right-hand side of the screen.

3. Directly above the photo are two choices, edit image: a) "in house" and b) "using Picnik." Choose "in house" .

4. Change photos size to "medium"

5. Click "Add Attribution >>"

6. Right click on the photo, and select "Save Picture As," then put it in your personal 001 folder


Format for photo citation:

Author. "Image Title." Title of site . Web. Date accessed. URL.
Ex: Epp, Mike. "24 Hours? I Better Take a Nap." Flickr . Web. 29Aug 2010.


For music:

To get appropriate music, follow these steps:

1. At the bottom of the screen, click on the purple text that says "Creative Commons"

2. The very top row of albums is called "Attribution." To see more click directly underneath that row on "more albums"

3. You can search by mood/feeling words to narrow down your choices, ex: happy.

4. Choose an album

5. To listen to a song, click on the triangle to the left of the song title

6. Choose a song by clicking on the title

7. Click "Download"

8. Click "Download" again

9. Right-click on the information bar at the top of the screen and click "Download File"

10. Click "Save," then put it in your personal 001 folder

Format for music citation:

Author. "Title of Song." Title of site . Web. Date accessed. URL.
Ex: Happy Elf. "Bingo in the Country." Jamendo . Web. 23 Aug 2010.