Copyright & Fair Use

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Copyright Quizzes & Trivia

All content in this quiz has been adapted from The Educator's Guide to Copyright and Fair Use, Technology & Learning, October, 2002.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A student snaps in half a CD-ROM the teacher really needed for her next class.  The teacher decides to make a back up copy of all her crucial disks so it never happens again.This is permissible.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    A technology coordinator installs the one copy of Photoshop the school owns on a central server so students are able to access it from their classroom workstations.  This is  violation of copyright law.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    A school has a site license for version of 3.3 of a multimedia program.  A teacher bus five copes of version 4.0, which is more powerful, and installs them on five workstations in the computer lab.  But now when students at these workstations crate a project and bring it back to their classrooms, the computers (running 3.3) won't read the work!To end the chaos, it's permissible to install 4.0 on all machines.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The state mandates technology proficiency for all high school students but adds no money to schools' software budgets.To ensure equity, public schools are allowed to buy what software they can afford and copy the rest.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    A geography teacher has more students and computers than software.  He uses a CD burner to make several copies of a copyright interactive CD-ROM so each student can use an individual copy in class.This is fair use.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    A middle school science class studying ocean ecosystems must gather material for multimedia projects.  The teacher downloads pictures and information on marine life from various commercial and noncommercial sites to store in a folder for students to access. This is fair use.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    An elementary school designs a password-protected Web site  for families and faculty only.  It's OK for teachers to post student work there, even when it uses copyright material without permission.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    A student film buff downloads a new release from a Taiwanese Web site to use for a humanities project.  As long as the student gives credit to the sites from which he's downloaded material, this is covered under fair use.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    A technology coordinator downloads audio clips from MP3.com to integrate into a curriculum project.This is fair use
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    A teacher gets clip art and music from popular file-sharing sites, then creates a lesson plan and posts it on the school Web site to share with other teachers.  This is permissible.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    A teacher videotapes a rerun of Frontier House, the PBS reality show that profiles three modern families living as homesteaders from the 1880's did.  In class, students edit themselves "into" the frontier and make fun of the spoiled family from California.This is fair use.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    A student tries to digitize the shower scene from a rented copy of Psycho into a "History of Horror" report.  Her computer won't do it.  The movie happens to be on an NBC station that week, so the teacher tapes it and digitizes it on the compuer for her. This is fair use.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    A history class videotapes a Holocaust survivor who lives in the community.  The students digitally compress the interview, and, with the interviewee's permission, post it on the Web.  Another school discovers the interview online and uses it in their History Day project. This is fair use.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    On Back-to-School night, an elementary school offers child care for students' younger siblings.  The put the kids in the library and show them Disney VHS tapes bought by the PTA.This is permissible.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    A teacher makes a compilation of movie clips from various VHS tapes to use in his classroom as lesson starters. This is covered under fair use.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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