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  • 1. 

    What is copyright?  Check all that apply. 

    • A.

      A legal protection that guarantees that only the original creator of the work has the right to use it.

    • B.

      A legal protection against copying and using original work.

    • C.

      The legal protection that says that only the original writer or artist can derive profit from the original work.

    • D.

      A legal intellectual property protection that is in place for a certain amount of time.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. A legal protection that guarantees that only the original creator of the work has the right to use it.
    B. A legal protection against copying and using original work.
    D. A legal intellectual property protection that is in place for a certain amount of time.
    Explanation
    Copyright is a legal protection that guarantees that only the original creator of the work has the right to use it. It also provides a legal protection against copying and using original work. Additionally, copyright is a legal intellectual property protection that is in place for a certain amount of time.

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  • 2. 

    If it doesn't have a copyright notice, then it isn't copyrighted and I can use it. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Since 1989, it can be assumed that all created work is copyrighted, whether or not there is notice posted.

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  • 3. 

    If I am not making money or having commercial gain, it is ok to use images and text. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Not making money or having financial gain makes you less likely to face legal proceedings, but it is still wrong to use material.

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  • 4. 

    What is public domain?  Check all that apply. 

    • A.

      Any material that appears in public.

    • B.

      Material that is posted online, such as in blogs, wikis, or personal websites.

    • C.

      Material that is expressly released by the creator for public use.

    • D.

      Work that is paid for by the government or partially funded through government grants.

    Correct Answer
    C. Material that is expressly released by the creator for public use.
    Explanation
    Public domain refers to material that is not protected by copyright and is available for public use without permission or payment. This includes works that are expressly released by the creator for public use, allowing anyone to use, modify, or distribute the material freely. Material that appears in public or is posted online does not necessarily mean it is in the public domain, as it may still be protected by copyright. Similarly, work that is paid for by the government or partially funded through government grants does not automatically make it public domain.

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  • 5. 

    What is an attribution?  Check all that apply.

    • A.

      To imitate something, to grow from previous art examples.

    • B.

      To state where a piece was accessed or found and when.

    • C.

      To give credit to the person who created the work.

    • D.

      To pay royalties.

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. To state where a piece was accessed or found and when.
    C. To give credit to the person who created the work.
    Explanation
    An attribution is the act of stating where a piece was accessed or found and when, as well as giving credit to the person who created the work.

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  • 6. 

    I am putting together an educational assignment.  May I incorporate other work?  

    • A.

      No, not unless you have requested the ability to use it and been granted the rights.

    • B.

      Yes, under certain circumstances.

    Correct Answer
    B. Yes, under certain circumstances.
    Explanation
    To use other work depends on these questions: Does it have a nonprofit educational purpose? What kind of material are you using? Are you using only a small portion? Will your use lower the commercial value of the original, or cost the creator money?

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  • 7. 

    How much of a song am I allowed to use under fair use? 

    • A.

      5% of the total time

    • B.

      10% of the total time

    • C.

      20% of the total time

    • D.

      40% of the total time

    • E.

      It isn't clear

    Correct Answer
    E. It isn't clear
    Explanation
    There is no hard and fast rule about how much to use, but to be safe, stay low. VCat allows 30 seconds of a song, for instance.

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  • 8. 

    Because the materials I used went into a school project and likely qualify under fair use,  I can display it on my webpage. 

    • A.

      True.

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Your webpage is public, while the school is not. Placing your material on your webpage would then remove it from fair use.

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