Blown To Bits Chapter 6 Copyright Or Copywrong?

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  • 1. 

    In 1993 when the FBI came to MIT to charge a student for interstate transmission of stolen property what ended up happening?

    • A.

      The judge hearing the case threw it out based on a precedent that these were bootleg copies

    • B.

      Was arrested and indicted by a grand jury finding the first precedent for piracy on the internet

    • C.

      Was not able to get the charges to stick so they planted evidence in his bank account that he had taken money for the digital products

    • D.

      Created an underground hacker network that worked to destabilize the FBI's own small network filling their databases with the same files incriminating their own officials.

    Correct Answer
    A. The judge hearing the case threw it out based on a precedent that these were bootleg copies
    Explanation
    The judge hearing the case dismissed it because there was a previous legal decision that determined the copies in question were bootleg copies. This means that the copies were unauthorized or illegally made duplicates of the original material. Therefore, the judge found that the charge of interstate transmission of stolen property was not applicable in this case.

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  • 2. 

    To close the loophole about piracy and theft being commercial,having to be sold for profit, before any charges can be brought against a person was changed in 1997 and 1999 with the No Electronic Theft ACT for any unauthorized copying of digital products over 1000 dollars. The charges were strengthened in 1999 by the Digital Theft Deterrence and Copyright Damages Improvement Act citing that the NET act was ineffective in stopping piracy.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true. In 1997 and 1999, the No Electronic Theft Act (NET Act) was introduced to close the loophole regarding piracy and theft. Before these acts, charges could only be brought against a person if the pirated or stolen digital products were being sold for profit. However, the NET Act changed this by making unauthorized copying of digital products over $1000 a punishable offense. In 1999, the Digital Theft Deterrence and Copyright Damages Improvement Act further strengthened the charges, stating that the NET Act was not effective enough in stopping piracy.

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  • 3. 

    How did Napster differ from the MIT file server in sharing files?

    • A.

      MIT's file server would attach each computer to another in a peer to peer network while Napster loaded a server address that would direct traffic through that server to the other computer.

    • B.

      Napster connected individual computers together while MIT's server required a connection to the server.

    • C.

      MIT file server did not support music and Napster specialized in transferring music files.

    • D.

      They were the same.

    Correct Answer
    B. Napster connected individual computers together while MIT's server required a connection to the server.
    Explanation
    Napster differed from the MIT file server in sharing files by connecting individual computers together, whereas the MIT server required a connection to the server. In other words, Napster directly facilitated peer-to-peer sharing between computers, while the MIT server acted as a central hub that connected computers to each other. This distinction allowed Napster users to share files directly with each other without relying on a central server.

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  • 4. 

    Decentralized file sharing changed the napster style of file sharing by....

    • A.

      Created several servers instead of just one all over the world to help facilitate faster downloads

    • B.

      Allowed users to work from their mobile phones as well as their land line based computers to transfer files

    • C.

      Taking away the server repository of network links and having the share files out amongst the computers using the software.

    • D.

      Enabled higher rate transfers of digital copies that were perfect.

    Correct Answer
    C. Taking away the server repository of network links and having the share files out amongst the computers using the software.
  • 5. 

    The creators of Kazaa, Morpheus and Grokster cited what precedent from a case with sony from 17 years earlier in 1984 that said...

    • A.

      The radio cassette recorder allowed people to record directly from the radio without loss of quality.

    • B.

      Cd players maintained a lossless type of quality so the RIAA said copying of these discs with a sony recorder would allow mass production of pirated materials.

    • C.

      VCRs are not contributing to Piracy since they have legal intended uses and sony is not liable for what purchasers do with their product after the fact.

    • D.

      RIAA stated that sony enabled piracy through their multirouted wireless TV technology

    Correct Answer
    C. VCRs are not contributing to Piracy since they have legal intended uses and sony is not liable for what purchasers do with their product after the fact.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that VCRs are not contributing to piracy since they have legal intended uses and Sony is not liable for what purchasers do with their product after the fact. This answer is supported by the statement that VCRs have legal intended uses and that Sony cannot be held responsible for how individuals use their purchased product. This is similar to the precedent set in the case with Sony from 17 years earlier in 1984, where the court ruled that Sony was not liable for the actions of its customers using radio cassette recorders.

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  • 6. 

    The court can expand existing copyright without consent of congress

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the court does not have the power to expand existing copyright without the consent of congress. Copyright law is determined and regulated by the legislative branch of government, which is congress. The court's role is to interpret and apply the law, but they do not have the authority to change or expand it. Any changes to copyright law would require the passing of new legislation by congress.

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  • 7. 

    In the copyright case citing the Sony vs RIAA judgement of 1984 the court that cited this case later decided that the case did not apply to the ruling on Grokster, Kazaa and Morpheus because...

    • A.

      The products were advertised with illegal intent as a possible use.

    • B.

      The products were shown to only be used for illegal use.

    Correct Answer
    A. The products were advertised with illegal intent as a possible use.
    Explanation
    The court decided that the Sony vs RIAA judgement of 1984 did not apply to the ruling on Grokster, Kazaa, and Morpheus because the products in question were advertised with illegal intent as a possible use. This means that the companies promoting these products were actively promoting their use for illegal activities, which made them liable for copyright infringement. The court likely concluded that the intent behind the advertising and promotion of these products was a crucial factor in determining their legal implications, and therefore, the Sony vs RIAA judgement did not apply in this specific case.

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  • 8. 

    Computers are able to run programs that are not already stored in memory.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Computers are not able to run programs that are not already stored in memory. In order for a computer to execute a program, it needs to have the program's instructions and data stored in its memory. If a program is not present in the computer's memory, it cannot be executed. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 9. 

    DRM stands for

    • A.

      Don't Read Multiplier

    • B.

      Digital Relation Masking

    • C.

      Data Rights Markup

    • D.

      Digital Rights Management

    Correct Answer
    D. Digital Rights Management
    Explanation
    DRM stands for Digital Rights Management. It is a technology that is used to protect digital content from unauthorized use and distribution. It includes various techniques such as encryption, watermarking, and access control, which help in enforcing copyright protection and managing the rights of the content owner. DRM is commonly used in industries like music, film, and publishing to prevent piracy and ensure that content is accessed and used in accordance with the rights granted by the content owner.

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  • 10. 

    DRM is a good solution to piracy and has led to a recoup of losses because of the hacker group's inability to get past DRM

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that DRM (Digital Rights Management) is an effective solution to piracy and has resulted in recovering losses by preventing hacker groups from bypassing DRM. However, this statement is false. DRM has been proven to be ineffective in completely stopping piracy, as hackers have found ways to bypass DRM protections. Additionally, DRM can inconvenience legitimate users by limiting their ability to access and use content. Therefore, DRM alone cannot be considered a foolproof solution to piracy.

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  • 11. 

    DRM could be misused to

    • A.

      Keep groups from receiving news deemed propoganda

    • B.

      Shut down transportation

    • C.

      Shut off utilities

    • D.

      Gather sensitive information about a user without their permission

    Correct Answer
    A. Keep groups from receiving news deemed propoganda
    Explanation
    DRM (Digital Rights Management) is a technology that is used to protect copyrighted digital content. It is primarily used to prevent unauthorized copying and distribution of digital media. In the given answer, it suggests that DRM could be misused to keep certain groups from receiving news that is considered propaganda. This means that DRM could potentially be used as a tool to control the flow of information and manipulate what certain groups can access, limiting their access to certain news or perspectives that are deemed propaganda by those in power.

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  • 12. 

    You can publish how to crack a lock but it illegal to publish how to crack DRM for a piece of software.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because cracking a lock is generally considered to be a physical act that involves bypassing security measures on a physical object, which may have legal consequences depending on the circumstances. On the other hand, cracking DRM (Digital Rights Management) for software involves circumventing digital security measures put in place to protect copyrighted material, which is illegal under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) in the United States and similar laws in other countries.

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  • 13. 

    Copyright slows down innovation and creates artificial road blocks for emerging markets.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that copyright laws can hinder innovation and act as barriers for emerging markets. This is because copyright protection can limit the ability of individuals or businesses to freely use and build upon existing ideas or creations. It can also create monopolies and restrict competition, which can slow down the development of new technologies or products. Additionally, copyright laws may disproportionately affect emerging markets, as they may not have the resources or legal infrastructure to navigate complex copyright regulations. Therefore, the statement implies that copyright can indeed impede innovation and hinder the growth of emerging markets.

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  • 14. 

    It is legal to make a copy of your music and share it directly with a friend or family member.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It is not legal to make a copy of your music and share it directly with a friend or family member. This act would be considered copyright infringement, as it violates the exclusive rights of the copyright holder to control the distribution of their work. Sharing copyrighted material without proper authorization is against the law and can result in legal consequences.

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  • 15. 

    Who was directly responsible for the sale and distribution of media as we see it today on Amazon, Itunes, Xbox Live, and other digital services?

    • A.

      Maya Angelou

    • B.

      Steve Jobs

    • C.

      Bill Gates

    • D.

      President Obama

    Correct Answer
    B. Steve Jobs
    Explanation
    Steve Jobs was directly responsible for the sale and distribution of media as we see it today on platforms like Amazon, iTunes, Xbox Live, and other digital services. As the co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc., Jobs played a pivotal role in revolutionizing the digital media industry with the introduction of the iPod, iTunes Store, and later the iPhone and App Store. These innovations transformed the way we consume and access media, making it easier and more convenient for users to purchase and enjoy digital content.

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  • 16. 

    Creative Commons means....

    • A.

      You can use the media while citing or crediting who it came from

    • B.

      You have to pay a smaller fee to use this media and it can be handled through online services

    • C.

      This media can be mixed with other copyrighted media to create a wholly original and uncopyrighted product

    • D.

      A person can copyright creative commons media claiming it as their own.

    Correct Answer
    A. You can use the media while citing or crediting who it came from
    Explanation
    Creative Commons allows individuals to use media while giving credit to the original creator. This means that you are free to use the media, but you must acknowledge and attribute it to the person or entity it originated from. This ensures that the original creator receives recognition for their work and allows others to use the media in a respectful and responsible manner.

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