What if I only use a few seconds or a small percentage of another work? Jaime October 27, 2022 16:34 Under US copyright law, there is no settled exception that a few seconds or a small percentage of use is ok. Related articles But what about “fair use”? How can I legally use another creator’s work in creating my work? Don’t artists collaborate, sample, or riff on other artists all the time? What is a sample? Can I use a sample in my music? Can I use audio clips from a film or TV show in my music? Can I use stock or “royalty free” music or art? Comments 0 comments Please sign in to leave a comment.