Copyright Case Studies

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Copyright Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz will test the way you would apply Copyright Law in relation to some basic statements. For each statement you are to answer TRUE if the statement is not a breach of copyright law or FALSE if the statement is a breach of copyright law.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You take large extracts from a recent article on the internet and use it in a novel you are working on. You acknowledge the source.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    You take extracts from a recent article on the internet and use it in your homework. You acknowledge the writer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    You take an illustration drawn in 1983 from the internet to use in your homework. You acknowledge the illustrator.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    You take a picture that was drawn by someone who died in 1954 to use in your own work.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    You download some current popular music to sample for a new song you are recording with your band. There is nothing on the site indicating or stating that you can make such uses, but you acknowledge the source.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    You download some popular music to use in your homework. There is nothing on the site indicating or stating that you can make such uses. You attribute the songwriters and performers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    You download part of a film to use in a short film you are making for a competition. You acknowledge the source.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    You download part of a film that you are reviewing as your assignment. You attribute the filmmakers and writers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    You record your favourite film from your television because you are out when it is showing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    You watch the film with some friends.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    You buy a DVD of your favourite film and make a copy as a back-up.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    You buy a DVD of your favourite film and make copies to sell.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    You buy a DVD of your favourite film and make copies to give to your friends.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    You download a copy of a new film from a file sharing website.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    You buy an illegal copy of a film from a market trader, take it home and play it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    You bring back an illegal copy of a film from overseas. Customs see it, and allow you to bring it in.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    You bring back ten cheap and unauthorised DVDs from overseas as Christmas gifts for your family.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    You pay to go to a film, and copy it without permission with a hidden camera. It is for your own personal viewing later.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False