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  • 1. 

    Listing the URL at the acknowledgement page without mentioning the source at the text is sufficient to cite your reference/s of your project work/research paper. True or False?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. Listing the URL at the acknowledgement page without mentioning the source in the text is not sufficient to cite your references. In academic and research writing, it is important to provide proper citations within the text to give credit to the original source and allow readers to easily locate the referenced material. Simply listing the URL in the acknowledgement page is not enough to fulfill this requirement.

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  • 2. 

    Using files downloaded illegally by your friend is infringing copyright law. True or False

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Using files downloaded illegally is indeed infringing copyright law. Copyright law grants exclusive rights to the creator of a work, such as music, movies, or books. When someone downloads and uses these files without permission from the copyright holder, they are violating those exclusive rights. This is considered copyright infringement, which is illegal and can result in legal consequences. Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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  • 3. 

    John bought Game X, he copied the games into another CD and passed it to Peter. John did not infringe copyright. True or False?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because John copied the game onto another CD and passed it to Peter, which is a clear violation of copyright. Copying and distributing copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder is considered copyright infringement.

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  • 4. 

    How many years after the expiry of the calendar year in which the recording or film was first published if you want to copy all of its contents without infringing copyright?  

    • A.

      More than 6 months

    • B.

      More than 1 year

    • C.

      More than 10 years

    • D.

      More than 70 years

    Correct Answer
    D. More than 70 years
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "More than 70 years" because copyright protection typically lasts for the life of the creator plus an additional period of time. In most countries, this additional period is 70 years after the death of the creator. Therefore, if you want to copy all of the contents of a recording or film without infringing copyright, you would need to wait for more than 70 years to pass after the expiry of the calendar year in which it was first published.

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  • 5. 

    How much of a printed source can you copy for education purposes?

    • A.

      Less than 7%

    • B.

      Less than 10%

    • C.

      Less than 25%

    • D.

      Less than 85%

    Correct Answer
    B. Less than 10%
    Explanation
    For education purposes, you can copy less than 10% of a printed source. This means that if you want to use information or content from a printed source for educational reasons, you should limit your copying to less than 10% of the total content. This ensures that you are not infringing on copyright laws and respecting the rights of the original author or publisher.

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  • 6. 

    Downloading music files uploaded by the creator from public domains is not against copyright law. True or False?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Downloading music files uploaded by the creator from public domains is not against copyright law. Public domains are areas where creative works are not protected by intellectual property laws, including copyright. Therefore, downloading music files from public domains is legal and does not violate copyright laws.

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  • 7. 

    No copyright infringement occurs if you copy less than 5% of a printed work and do not cite the source.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false. Copying less than 5% of a printed work without citing the source still constitutes copyright infringement. The amount copied does not determine whether infringement has occurred. Infringement is determined by whether the work is protected by copyright and whether the copying constitutes a substantial part of the original work. Therefore, even copying a small portion without proper citation can still be considered infringement.

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  • 8. 

    John created a file and shared it with Peter. Peter took the file and shared it with his friends. Peter is not infringing copyright. True or False?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. Peter is infringing copyright by sharing the file with his friends without the permission of the original creator, John.

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  • 9. 

    If I buy the patent to product X, I can do whatever I want with product X. True or False?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    If someone buys the patent to a product, they gain exclusive rights to that product. This means they have the authority to make decisions about the product, such as manufacturing, selling, or licensing it to others. Therefore, they can indeed do whatever they want with product X if they own its patent.

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  • 10. 

    If you are employed to write a programme for a company, the company has the rights to access the work you have done. True or False?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When you are employed to write a program for a company, the work you do as an employee is considered as a "work for hire" and therefore, the company has the rights to access and own the work you have done. This is because you are creating the program as part of your job responsibilities and it is considered as the company's intellectual property.

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  • 11. 

    Watching ‘anime’ online is not infringement of copyright. True or False?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Watching 'anime' online can be considered as infringement of copyright. This is because anime is protected by copyright laws, and streaming or watching it online without proper authorization from the copyright holder can be seen as a violation of those rights. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 12. 

    If I make 40% editing to someone’s literary work, I can claim the authorship of the edited work. Yes or No?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    Making 40% editing to someone's literary work does not give the editor the right to claim authorship of the edited work. Editing involves making changes and improvements to the original work, but it does not change the fact that the original author is still the creator of the work. The editor may receive credit for their contributions, but they cannot claim full authorship.

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  • 13. 

    It is not infringement if I make minor modification to an existing product and manufacture it.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Making minor modifications to an existing product and manufacturing it can still be considered infringement. Even small changes can be enough to create a new product that infringes on someone else's intellectual property rights. Therefore, it is important to obtain proper authorization or licenses before making any modifications to an existing product and manufacturing it.

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  • 14. 

    The law makes provision that a person can have a maximum of ______infringing copies of any work for personal consumption, unless otherwise proven, it is presumed that the possession was for monetary gains.

    • A.

      One

    • B.

      Three

    • C.

      Five

    • D.

      Seven

    Correct Answer
    B. Three
    Explanation
    The law states that a person can have a maximum of three infringing copies of any work for personal consumption. If someone is found with more than three copies, it is presumed that they intended to use them for monetary gains unless proven otherwise.

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  • 15. 

    Which of the following is NOT a reason as to why there is a need for copyright law and patents?

    • A.

      To protect the creator’s intellectual property

    • B.

      To encourage innovation and creativity

    • C.

      To prevent the distribution of pirated copies for trade or other purposes to such an extent as to disadvantage the copyright owner

    • D.

      To discourage sharing of intellectual properties.

    Correct Answer
    D. To discourage sharing of intellectual properties.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to discourage sharing of intellectual properties. This option does not align with the purpose of copyright law and patents, which are primarily designed to protect the creator's intellectual property, encourage innovation and creativity, and prevent the distribution of pirated copies. Discouraging sharing of intellectual properties goes against the principles of promoting progress and rewarding creators for their work.

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  • 16. 

    Which of the following infringes copyright? b. c. d.

    • A.

      Makes changes to his own product

    • B.

      Copies a piece of literary work of an author who has passed away 60 years ago without acknowledging the source

    • C.

      Uses material from a television broadcast programme made 60 years ago

    • D.

      Copies a book that was published 30 years ago

    Correct Answer
    B. Copies a piece of literary work of an author who has passed away 60 years ago without acknowledging the source
    Explanation
    Copying a piece of literary work without acknowledging the source infringes copyright.

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  • 17. 

    Copyright infringement does not occur when a person ____________________.

    • A.

      Alters the author’s name attached to a piece of work electronically

    • B.

      Offers for sale and exhibits in public of any article where the infringer knows that the article was made without the copyright owner’s consent

    • C.

      Falsely attributes the authorship of a work

    • D.

      Showcase a film in public after obtaining permission from the copyright owner verbally

    Correct Answer
    D. Showcase a film in public after obtaining permission from the copyright owner verbally
  • 18. 

    The copyright owner may request to detain goods from entering the country which he reasonably suspects are infringing his product. True or False?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the copyright owner has the right to request the detention of goods that they reasonably suspect to be infringing their product. This allows them to take action to prevent the importation of counterfeit or pirated goods into the country, protecting their intellectual property rights.

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  • 19. 

    What does IPOS stand for?

    • A.

      Integral Procedure of Singapore

    • B.

      Intellectual Property of Singapore

    • C.

      Intellectual Protocol of Singapore

    Correct Answer
    B. Intellectual Property of Singapore
    Explanation
    IPOS stands for Intellectual Property of Singapore. This acronym refers to the government agency in Singapore that is responsible for the registration and management of intellectual property rights, such as trademarks, patents, and copyrights.

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  • 20. 

    Which of the following situations is permission required to use a particular material for your project?

    • A.

      When you are sharing one chapter of the book with 10 chapters.

    • B.

      When you are sharing one article from a newspaper.

    • C.

      When you are using less than 10% of the printed resource for each project.

    • D.

      When you intend to include a diagram from the Internet in your report.

    Correct Answer
    D. When you intend to include a diagram from the Internet in your report.
    Explanation
    Permission is required to use a diagram from the Internet in your report because it is considered copyrighted material. In order to avoid any legal issues and respect the rights of the original creator, it is necessary to seek permission before including the diagram in your report.

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  • 21. 

    Copyright law does not apply to ideas raised on online discussion boards or comment space. True or False?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Copyright law does not protect ideas, only the expression of those ideas. Online discussion boards and comment spaces are platforms for sharing ideas and opinions, which are not subject to copyright protection. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 22. 

    How much of a piece of music or a video can one be allowed to copy without infringing copyright law?

    • A.

      Up to 5 % of the work but no more than 15 seconds of the music or lyrics from an individual musical work.

    • B.

      Up to 20 % of the work but no more than 60 seconds of the music or lyrics from an individual musical work.

    • C.

      Up to 10 % of the work but no more than 30 seconds of the music or lyrics from an individual musical work.

    • D.

      All of the work but he/she must state a reference to it.

    Correct Answer
    C. Up to 10 % of the work but no more than 30 seconds of the music or lyrics from an individual musical work.
  • 23. 

    What are the benefits of a patent?

    • A.

      Prevent others from exploiting the invention

    • B.

      License it to third parties for commercial returns

    • C.

      Sell the patented invention for a sum of money

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    A patent provides several benefits. Firstly, it prevents others from exploiting the invention without permission, thus giving the inventor exclusive rights. Secondly, the inventor can license the patented invention to third parties, allowing them to use it in exchange for commercial returns. Finally, the inventor has the option to sell the patented invention for a sum of money, providing a financial benefit. Therefore, all of the given options are correct and encompass the benefits of having a patent.

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  • 24. 

    How long can a non-design patent last?

    • A.

      5 years from the Date of Filing the patent application, subject to the payment of annual renewal fees.

    • B.

      10 years from the Date of Filing the patent application, subject to the payment of annual renewal fees.

    • C.

      20 years from the Date of Filing the patent application, subject to the payment of annual renewal fees.

    • D.

      50 years from the Date of Filing the patent application, subject to the payment of annual renewal fees.

    Correct Answer
    C. 20 years from the Date of Filing the patent application, subject to the payment of annual renewal fees.
    Explanation
    Non-design patents can last for 20 years from the date of filing the patent application, as long as the annual renewal fees are paid. This means that the patent holder has exclusive rights to their invention for a period of 20 years, during which no one else can make, use, or sell the patented invention without permission. After the 20-year period, the invention enters the public domain and can be freely used by anyone.

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  • 25. 

    For a patent granted in Singapore, where does the right conferred by a patent extend to? 

    • A.

      Worldwide

    • B.

      Among commonwealth countries

    • C.

      Throughout ASEAN countries

    • D.

      In Singapore only

    Correct Answer
    D. In Singapore only
    Explanation
    The right conferred by a patent granted in Singapore extends only to Singapore. This means that the patent holder has exclusive rights to their invention within the borders of Singapore, but these rights do not extend to any other country or region.

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  • 26. 

    Your friend has created some notes and has posted it online only for your class to use. If you download it and share it with other people, you are not infringing copyright.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Sharing the downloaded notes with other people would be considered copyright infringement. Even though the notes were created and posted online by your friend for your class to use, it does not give you the right to distribute or share them with others without permission. Copyright laws protect the original works of authors and creators, and sharing someone else's work without their consent is a violation of those rights.

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  • 27. 

    1. Your teacher has used a Youtube video in your class for her lessons. Has she infringed copyright?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    No, the teacher has not infringed copyright. The use of a Youtube video in the classroom falls under the fair use doctrine, which allows for the limited use of copyrighted material for educational purposes. As long as the video is used in a transformative and non-commercial way, and does not negatively impact the market value of the original work, it is considered legal.

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  • 28. 

    You have attended a concert of a local comedian and recorded the performance on your phone. You have infringed copyright.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Recording a performance without the permission of the performer or the copyright holder is a violation of copyright laws. In this scenario, the person attending the concert recorded the performance without obtaining the necessary rights or permissions, which constitutes copyright infringement. Therefore, the statement "You have infringed copyright" is true.

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  • 29. 

    The copyrighted work created by a Singapore citizen is protected by a certain law/agreements overseas. Which of the following is correct?

    • A.

      Singapore’s Copyright Infringement Law

    • B.

      Intellectual Property of Singapore Law

    • C.

      International Agreements

    • D.

      The copyright law of the country where the copyright infringement is committed

    Correct Answer
    C. International Agreements
    Explanation
    International Agreements is the correct answer because when a Singapore citizen creates a copyrighted work, it is protected not only by Singapore's laws but also by international agreements. These agreements ensure that the copyright is recognized and protected in other countries as well, providing legal protection against infringement globally.

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  • 30. 

    If a material does not have the copyright symbol ©, it is not protected by copyright.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false. The presence or absence of the copyright symbol does not determine whether a material is protected by copyright. Copyright protection is automatically granted to original works of authorship once they are fixed in a tangible form, regardless of whether the copyright symbol is used. The symbol is simply a notice to inform others that the work is protected, but it is not a requirement for copyright protection.

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  • 31. 

    You are a photographer and a client has commissioned you to take photos of the client’s wedding ceremony. Do you own the photos taken at the wedding ceremony?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    As a photographer, you are typically hired to capture moments and create images for your client. In this scenario, the client has specifically commissioned you to take photos of their wedding ceremony. Therefore, the client would be the rightful owner of the photos since they have paid for your services and have hired you for this specific purpose. Thus, the correct answer is "No."

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  • 32. 

    Many of the academic writings require writers to cite sources using APA style, what does APA stands for?​

    • A.

      American Publisher Association

    • B.

      American Psychological Association

    • C.

      American Psychology Academy

    • D.

      American Patents Association

    Correct Answer
    B. American Psychological Association
    Explanation
    APA stands for American Psychological Association. This organization is responsible for creating and maintaining the APA style, which is a set of rules and guidelines for writing and citing sources in academic papers. The APA style is widely used in the social sciences, including psychology, sociology, and education. It provides specific guidelines for formatting papers, citing sources, and creating reference lists. By following the APA style, writers can ensure that their work is clear, consistent, and properly credited to the original sources.

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  • 33. 

    Which of the following is correct in stating the references according to the APA style?

    • A.

      Leong, F.T.L. (ed), (2008) Encyclopedia of counseling (Vols. 1-4), Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

    • B.

      Leong, F.T.L. (Ed). (2008) Encyclopedia of counseling (Vols. 1-4). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

    • C.

      Leong, F.T.L. (Ed). (2008) “Encyclopedia of counseling” {Vols. 1-4}. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

    • D.

      Leong, F.T.L. [Ed]. [2008] Encyclopedia of counseling [Vols. 1-4]. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

    Correct Answer
    B. Leong, F.T.L. (Ed). (2008) Encyclopedia of counseling (Vols. 1-4). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Leong, F.T.L. (Ed). (2008) Encyclopedia of counseling (Vols. 1-4). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage." This is the correct format for citing a book with an editor in APA style. The editor's name is listed with the abbreviation "Ed" in parentheses, followed by the publication year, book title, volume numbers, and location and publisher information.

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  • 34. 

    If you have made references from 7 sources for your project work, how do you arrange the list of references according to the APA style?

    • A.

      According to the year of publishing of the material, most recent on top.

    • B.

      According to the year of publishing of the material, most recent below.

    • C.

      In alphabetical order of the title of the source

    • D.

      In alphabetical order of the last name of the authors.

    Correct Answer
    D. In alphabetical order of the last name of the authors.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is in alphabetical order of the last name of the authors. In APA style, the references list should be arranged alphabetically by the last name of the authors. This means that the sources should be listed in ascending order based on the authors' last names.

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  • 35. 

    When we state a URL and it must be divided between two lines, which of the following is NOT true?

    • A.

      Break it after a double slash

    • B.

      Break it before any mark or punctuation

    • C.

      Insert a hyphen

    • D.

      Do not add a period at the end

    Correct Answer
    C. Insert a hyphen
    Explanation
    When dividing a URL between two lines, it is not necessary to insert a hyphen. The other options are true: we break the URL after a double slash, before any mark or punctuation, and we do not add a period at the end.

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  • 36. 

    Which for the following gives the correct format of listing references according to the APA style?

    • A.

      Author: last name + initial, title of book, publisher, place of publication, year.

    • B.

      Author: last name + initial, year, title of book, place of publication, publisher.

    • C.

      Author: last name + initial, year, title of book, publisher, place of publication.

    • D.

      Title of book, Author: last name + initial, publisher, place of publication, year.

    Correct Answer
    B. Author: last name + initial, year, title of book, place of publication, publisher.
    Explanation
    The correct format of listing references according to the APA style is to include the author's last name and initial, the year of publication, the title of the book, the place of publication, and the publisher.

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  • 37. 

    According to the APA format, page number should be labelled at ____________________.

    • A.

      Top right hand corner of the page

    • B.

      Top centre of the page

    • C.

      Bottom centre of the page

    • D.

      Bottom right corner of the page

    Correct Answer
    A. Top right hand corner of the page
    Explanation
    According to the APA format, page numbers should be labeled at the top right-hand corner of the page. This is done to ensure consistency and easy reference for readers. Placing the page number in this location allows for quick identification and navigation within the document.

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