Answered By: Katie Hutchison
Last Updated: Aug 08, 2016     Views: 272

If this is for personal use...

When it comes to video, copyright law suggests a few things:

1. Only use up to 10% of the total item or three minutes, whichever is less. This means that you could clip about three minutes (or 10%) of a video that you do not own the copyright to.

2. For music, copyright law recommends up to 10% of the total work but no more than 30 seconds of the music or lyrics from an individual musical work.

If this is for educational/classroom use...

Follow the Fair Use guidelines keeping in mind the 10% rules above.

For more information, please see the Walsh University Copyright Guide or contact Katie Hutchison at

This Q&A does not supply legal advice nor is it intended to replace the advice of legal counsel.

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