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Step 1: Go to the website www. Copyrightkids. Org and click on the different links to read and learn about copyright. Step 2: Click on the "Copyright Challenge Quiz". Step 3: Answer each question on the Copyright Challenge quiz page and SELECT SUBMIT to see if you are correct. Be sure to read the full description for each answer. Step 4: Once you have found the correct answer (or answers), enter your answer on THIS page. Step 5: Return to the Copyright Challenge quiz and click on the "Next" button to move to the next question. Step 6: Repeat steps 3-5 for each question on the quiz. Hint: *If you are asked to define a word, click on the blue words within the questions on the Coyright Challenge Quiz website to be see the definition of th

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  • 1. 
  • 2. 
    IN YOUR OWN WORDS, define Term:
  • 3. 
    If a work is in the "Public Domain", it means: There are TWO correct answers for this question.
    • A. 

      You can find it at a public library.

    • B. 

      You can get it for free online.

    • C. 

      You can copy it without getting permission from anyone.

    • D. 

      The term of copyright in the work has run out.

  • 4. 
    True or False: Each state has its own copyright laws.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    True or False: As long as the operator of a fan web site for a TV show posts a big disclaimer saying that her site has not been approved by the TV show producers and that it is not being operated for commercial gain (meaning, she's not making any money on it), the fan can freely upload to her site any images, scripts, songs or clips from the show that she wants.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    IN YOUR OWN WORDS, define Infringement:
  • 7. 
    IN YOUR OWN WORDS, define Fair Use:
  • 8. 
    Which of the following is/are defense(s) to copyright infringement?  In other words, which would be an okay excuse for using something without permission that has been copyrighted.
    • A. 

      Fair Use

    • B. 

      "I didn't know the work was copyrighted."

    • C. 

      "I'm giving the copyright owner free publicity."

  • 9. 
    What is an example of a copyright notice?
  • 10. 
    For a work to be protectible under copyright, it must: There are TWO correct answers for this question
    • A. 

      Be original.

    • B. 

      Be fixed in a tangible form of expression.

    • C. 

      Be of professional quality.

    • D. 

      Include a copyright notice.

  • 11. 
    The "Term" of copyright for a work posted on a web site: There are TWO correct answers for this question.
    • A. 

      Does not exist because the internet is part of the Public Domain so it is not protected by copyright.

    • B. 

      Is the same as the Term would be if the work was originally Published in print or any other Medium.

    • C. 

      Lasts for the life of the author plus 70 years.

    • D. 

      Depends upon whether a Copyright Notice is included on the web page on which the work appears.

  • 12. 
    True or False: You just saw the coolest video clip on the internet. You want to download it and cut it into your own video that you have been working on. You will not use the entire video clip, so it should not be a problem to use the music.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    IN YOUR OWN WORDS, what is a Copyright Owner?
  • 14. 
    You wrote something and you want to send it to a writing contest. How would you copyright it?
    • A. 

      It already is protected by the copyright law once you have written it down.

    • B. 

      It isn't protected by the copyright law until you register it with the U.S. Copyright Office.

    • C. 

      It isn't protected by the copyright law until you put a copyright notice at the bottom of the story.

    • D. 

      It is never protected by the copyright law, because once you write it down, it becomes public domain.

  • 15. 
    True or False: If a copyright owner knows that someone is Infringing his copyright, he must take legal action against the infringer or risk losing his copyright.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Factors in determining whether a use of a copyrighted work is a "Fair Use" include:
    • A. 

      Amount of the work used.

    • B. 

      Effect on the commercial market for the work used.

    • C. 

      Purpose of the use.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 17. 
    Which of the following items can be copyrighted? There are FOUR correct answers for this question.
    • A. 

      An original poem posted on an online message board

    • B. 

      Postings in a chatroom

    • C. 

      Computer software

    • D. 

      A banner ad

    • E. 

      The title of a song

  • 18. 
    IN YOUR OWN WORDS, define Expression:
  • 19. 
    Rights of copyright include: There are THREE correct answers for this question.
    • A. 

      The right to reproduce one's work.

    • B. 

      The right to display one's work.

    • C. 

      The right to distribute copies of one's work.

    • D. 

      The right to stop Fair Uses of one's work.

    • E. 

      The right to stop people from reselling copyrighted works after they bought them.

  • 20. 
    True or False: Expression of facts can be copyrighted.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    A kindergarten child's finger painting cannot be copyrighted because:
    • A. 

      A child in kindergarten is just a little kid.

    • B. 

      Anybody can finger paint.

    • C. 

      It is not true; a kindergarten child's finger painting can be copyrighted.

    • D. 

      A child in kindergarten does not care whether his work is copyrighted.

  • 22. 
    True or False: You just read a great story from A Collection of Short Stories of 2000 and you think it would make a great play. You may be able to write a play based on the story to be performed at your local community teen theater, but first you would need to get permission to use the story from the copyright owner.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    If you paint a mural on a classroom wall as an assignment for your art class, who owns the copyright?
    • A. 

      The school because it owns the wall.

    • B. 

      Your parents because you are too young to own a copyright.

    • C. 

      Your art teacher because she assigned the art project.

    • D. 

      You do because you are the "author" of the work.

  • 24. 
    True or False: If you buy the latest book by J.K. Rowling and knew that three of your friends would love it, you could make three copies of the book and sell them each a copy for less than you paid.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Which of the following statements are correct? One purpose of copyright is to: There are TWO correct answers for this question.
    • A. 

      Give creators an incentive to create.

    • B. 

      Promote the progress of the arts, culture, and literature.

    • C. 

      Enable copyright owners to stop all unauthorized uses of their works.

    • D. 

      Enable copyright owners to silence their critics.

  • 26. 
    True or False: A work first published in the United States in 1922 is now in the "Public Domain".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    Which of the following factors does a court look at to determine whether there's been "Infringement"? There are TWO correct answers for this question.
    • A. 

      Whether the copy is identical to the original work

    • B. 

      Whether the copy is "substantially similar" to the original work

    • C. 

      Whether there is evidence that the alleged copier actually did copy the work

    • D. 

      Whether the person accused of infringing made any money from the copy made of the work

  • 28. 
    True or False: If you own a painting, you also own the copyright to the painting and can sell pictures of it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    "Fair Use" is which of the following?
    • A. 

      The right to copy entire copyrighted works without Permission so long as it's for solely personal use

    • B. 

      A defense against copyright Infringement

    • C. 

      The right for schools and teachers to use any copyrighted works without permission

    • D. 

      The right to download anything copyrightable from the internet

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