1. Poetry:(a) A complete poem if less than 250 words and if printed on not more
than two pages, or (b) from a longer poem, and an excerpt of not more than 250
2. Prose: (a) Either a complete article, story, essay of less than 2,500 words, or (b)
an excerpt from any prose work of not more than 1,000 words or 10% of the work,
whichever is less, but in any event a minimum of 500 words.
Each of the numerical limits stated in 1 and 2 above may be expanded to
permit the completion of an unfinished line of a poem or of an unfinished
3. Illustration: One chart, graph, diagram, drawing, cartoon or picture per book or
per periodical issue.
4. Special works: Certain works in poetry, prose, or in poetic prose that often
combine language with illustrations and which are intended sometimes for children
and at other times for a more general audience that fall short of 2,500 words in their
entirety. Paragraph 2 above notwithstanding such special works may not be
reproduced in their entirety; however, an excerpt comprising not more than two of
the published pages of such special work and containing not more than 10% of the
words found in the text thereof, may be reproduced.
1. The copying of the material is for only one course in the school in which the
copies are made.
2. Not more than one short poem, article, story, essay or two excerpts may be copied
from the same author, nor more than three from the same collective work or
periodical volume during one class term.
3. There shall not be more than nine instances of such multiple copying for one
course during one class term.
The limitations stated in 2 and 3 above shall not apply to current news
periodicals and newspapers and current news sections of other periodicals.