Communications 300 Lesson 5

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This is an exam covering lesson 5. Communications 300


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is not correct?
    • A. 

      Works copyrighted in the United States are protected internationally in part by the Berne Convention of 1989

    • B. 

      Ideas can be copyrighted

    • C. 

      Copyright law is designed to stimulate and produce progress in science and the arts.

    • D. 

      Original works of authorship must be fixed in a tangible medium of expression in order to be copyrightable

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is not correct?
    • A. 

      Copyright protection begins as soon as a work is fixed in tangible form.

    • B. 

      Inventions can be patented to protect potential profits.

    • C. 

      Names of products or services can be trademarked.

    • D. 

      Trademark protection is automatic upon creation.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is correct?
    • A. 

      A band must pay royalty fees if it wants to play copyrighted works in private practice sessions.

    • B. 

      A work must necessarily be "novel" to be copyrightable.

    • C. 

      Photography and filming of actual events are copyrightable.

    • D. 

      Sporting events can be copyrighted.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is correct?
    • A. 

      Ideas and facts can be copyrighted.

    • B. 

      News events can be copyrighted.

    • C. 

      Copyright holders retain exclusive rights to reproduce, distribute, and perform their copyrighted works.

    • D. 

      It is not permissible to perform copyrighted works in church without paying royalties.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is correct?
    • A. 

      Journalists who work for newspapers or broadcast outlets retain the copyright to the articles and stories they produce.

    • B. 

      Freelancers maintain copyright ownership unless it is agreed by contract that a commissioned work is a work-made-for-hire.

    • C. 

      The primary purpose of intellectual property law is to benefit the financial interests of the creators.

    • D. 

      A work must carry a copyright notice in order to be protected under copyright law.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is correct?
    • A. 

      The exclusive rights of copyright owners are separate and distinct from each other.

    • B. 

      After a term of protection expires, copyrighted works may never be printed again without permission of the original copyright holder.

    • C. 

      The original works of Shakespeare are protected by copyright.

    • D. 

      Under current copyright law (1998), protection continues for the life of the author plus 120 years.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is not correct?
    • A. 

      The statute of limitations on copyright infringement is 3 years.

    • B. 

      To prove infringement in a law suit, the owner (plaintiff) must prove that the defendant had access to the copyrighted work, and that the two works are substantially similar.

    • C. 

      A copyright owner may not sue for infringement unless the work is registered with the Copyright Office.

    • D. 

      One may not register after the infringement occurs.

  • 8. 
    True or False? Any one of the four factors for determining fair use may, in isolation, defeat a fair use defense.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is less likely than the others to be protected by fair use?
    • A. 

      a work that is out of print

    • B. 

      an educational workbook that is designed to be used only once

    • C. 

      A factual work

    • D. 

      A non-transformative work

  • 10. 
    True or False? The fair use defense might permit the use of an entire work.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The single most important factor in analyzing the fair use defense is the
    • A. 

      purpose and character of the use

    • B. 

      nature of the copyrighted work

    • C. 

      amount and substantiality of the portion used

    • D. 

      Effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work

  • 12. 
    Which of the following was not one of the persuasive arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Harper and Rowe v. Nation (19??)?
    • A. 

      The purpose of The Nation article was new reporting, thus covered by the news defense.

    • B. 

      The Nation's use intended to supplant the copyright holder's commercially valuable right of first publication.

    • C. 

      The work was as yet unpublished at the time of The Nation's use.

    • D. 

      The Nation's use created harm to the potential market of the original copyrighted work as well as derivative works.

  • 13. 
    True or False? Parody must target the original, not just use its style and genre; it must be transformative of the original.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    True or False? Compulsory licensing limits the exclusive rights of copyright owners; it compels the owners of certain types of intellectual property to allow others to use that property for a reasonable fee.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    True of False? Cable and home satellite dish companies are not subject to paying compulsory licensing fees.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is not correct?
    • A. 

      It is legal for the purchaser of a computer software program to make a backup copy for archival purposes.

    • B. 

      It is illegal to make multiple copies of computer software for friends and co-workers.

    • C. 

      Computerized databases of facts are not eligible for copyright protection.

    • D. 

      User interfaces (the look and feel of visual screen displays) can be copyrighted.

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is correct?
    • A. 

      Posting copyrighted photos on computer bulletin board systems without authorization is an infringement of copyright.

    • B. 

      Reproducing a magazine's trademark on computer bulletin board systems without permission is not a violation of trademark law.

    • C. 

      Internet service providers are held to a standard of strict liability for copyright infringements by their subscribers.

    • D. 

      If an ISP removes a user's material that it thinks is in violation of copyright infringement from its site, it is then liable for damages to the user (the alleged infringer).

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is not correct?
    • A. 

      It is illegal to copy and display visual images without copyright holder authorization.

    • B. 

      The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals found in favor of Napster (2001), holding that Napster did not knowingly encourage and assist in copyright infringement.

    • C. 

      Webcasters must pay royalties for music played on the Web.

    • D. 

      Pirating is the unauthorized duplication of only the sound of legitimate recordings, as opposed to all the packaging (original art, label, title, etc.).

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is not correct?
    • A. 

      Registration is not absolutely essential to protect one's trademark.

    • B. 

      Trademark law requires that a trademark be used in commerce.

    • C. 

      Once a trademark is used in commerce, the mark is forever protected, even if its use in commerce is discontinued.

    • D. 

      Legal action against trademark infringers usually comes after a trademark is threatened by the likelihood of confusion with another mark or by dilution.

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is not correct?
    • A. 

      Trademark dilution laws are intended to protect trademarks from uses that blur their distinctiveness or that tarnish or disparage them, even in the absence of a likelihood of confusion.

    • B. 

      Using a competitor's trademark in comparative advertising or promotion is illegal.

    • C. 

      Trademarks that are not sufficiently protected can become generic terms.

    • D. 

      Cybersquatting is prohibited by legislation, and by other organizations that mediate domain name disputes.