Copyrighted non-music cassette tapes or CDs may not be copied without permission from the copyright owner, unless replacement recordings from a commercial source cannot be obtained at a fair price. Recording brief excerpts, however, is considered fair use.
A single copy of a music recording may be made for the purpose of constructing aural exercises or examinations. Beyond this one exception, the restrictions on copying non-music recordings apply.
Guidelines for the educational uses of music are included in House Report 94-1476 and allow for the following:
The following situations are prohibited and would be considered copyright violations: