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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. Proper citation requires mentioning the source in the text, usually through in-text citations or footnotes, and providing a complete reference in the bibliography or reference list. Simply listing the URL without proper citation can lead to plagiarism and does not provide enough information for readers to locate the original source.

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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 from your friend is indeed infringing copyright law. Copyright law grants exclusive rights to the creators of original works, such as music, movies, and books. When you download and use these files without proper authorization or payment, you are violating the rights of the copyright holder. This is considered illegal and can result in legal consequences.

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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 without permission, which is a clear violation of copyright laws. Infringement occurs when someone reproduces, distributes, or displays copyrighted material without the authorization of the copyright holder. In this case, John's actions of copying and passing the game to Peter without permission constitute 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
    In order to copy all of the contents of a recording or film without infringing copyright, you would need to wait for more than 70 years after the expiry of the calendar year in which it was first published. This is because copyright protection typically lasts for the life of the creator plus an additional period of time, which is usually 70 years after their death. After this time period has passed, the work enters the public domain and can be freely copied and used by anyone without permission.

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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 are using a printed source for educational reasons, you are limited to copying a small portion of it, specifically less than 10% of the total content. This restriction is in place to ensure that copyright laws are respected and that the original author's work is protected.

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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 because the creator has made the files available to the public for free. Public domains are areas where intellectual property rights have expired, been forfeited, or are inapplicable. In this case, the creator has willingly shared their music files with the public, allowing them to be downloaded without infringing on any 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, as even a small portion of a work can be protected by copyright law. Therefore, it is important to properly cite and attribute any copied material, regardless of the percentage copied.

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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 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 product X, they gain exclusive rights to the invention and can exercise complete control over the product. This means they have the authority to make any decisions regarding the production, distribution, and sale of the product. They can also choose to license or sell the patent to others if they wish. Therefore, the statement "If I buy the patent to product X, I can do whatever I want with product X" is true.

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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 company typically has the rights to access the work you have done. This is because the program is considered as work made for hire, which means that the company is considered the legal author and owner of the program. As an employee, your work is considered part of your job responsibilities, and the company has the right to control and benefit from the program you create. Therefore, the statement is true.

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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 infringement of copyright. This is because anime is protected by copyright laws, and streaming or downloading anime without proper authorization from the copyright holder is a violation of those rights. Therefore, the statement that watching 'anime' online is not infringement of copyright 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
    No, making 40% editing to someone's literary work does not give the editor the right to claim authorship of the edited work. The editor may have made significant changes to the original work, but the original author still holds the rights to the content and is considered the author of the work.

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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 infringe on someone else's intellectual property rights, such as patents or copyrights. Therefore, it is important to obtain proper authorization or licensing before manufacturing or selling modified versions of existing products.

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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 is not a reason for the need for copyright law and patents because sharing intellectual properties can actually encourage innovation and creativity. The purpose of copyright law and patents is to protect the creator's intellectual property, encourage innovation and creativity, and prevent the distribution of pirated copies that could harm the copyright owner.

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  • 16. 

    Which of the following infringes copyright?

    • 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 of an author who has passed away 60 years ago without acknowledging the source infringes copyright. This act involves reproducing someone else's work without permission or giving credit to the original creator. Copyright protection extends even after the author's death, and using their work without proper acknowledgment is considered a violation of their intellectual property rights.

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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
    Explanation
    Copyright infringement occurs when someone uses or reproduces someone else's work without permission. However, if a person showcases a film in public after obtaining permission from the copyright owner verbally, then it is not considered copyright infringement because they have obtained the necessary consent from the owner.

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  • 18. 

    The copyright owner may request to detain goods which he reasonably suspects are infringing his product.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the copyright owner has the right to take legal action against any goods that they reasonably suspect are infringing their product. This includes the ability to request the detention of these goods in order to prevent further infringement.

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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 organization responsible for the management and protection of intellectual property rights in Singapore. They are responsible for granting patents, trademarks, and copyrights, as well as providing guidance and support to individuals and businesses in matters related to intellectual property.

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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 the diagram is someone else's intellectual property and is protected by copyright law. Using it without permission would be a violation of the owner's rights.

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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, as they are considered to be in the public domain. Ideas cannot be owned or controlled by anyone, and therefore they cannot be protected by copyright. Online discussion boards and comment spaces are platforms for sharing ideas and opinions, so copyright law does not apply to them. However, it is important to note that copyright may still apply to the expression of ideas, such as written articles or artistic works shared on these platforms.

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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.
    Explanation
    According to the given answer, one can copy up to 10% of the work but no more than 30 seconds of the music or lyrics from an individual musical work without infringing copyright law. This means that a small portion of the work can be used for personal or educational purposes, as long as it does not exceed the specified limits. However, copying the entire work would require stating a reference to it.

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  • 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 the patent owner's permission, thus protecting their intellectual property. Secondly, the patent owner can license the invention to third parties, allowing them to use it in exchange for commercial returns. Lastly, the patent owner has the option to sell the patented invention for a sum of money, providing a potential financial gain. Therefore, all of the given options are valid benefits of having a patent.

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  • 24. 

    How long can a 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
    A patent 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 that period of time, during which they can prevent others from making, using, or selling their invention without permission. After the 20-year period, the invention enters the public domain and can be used by anyone without restriction.

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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 and can prevent others from making, using, or selling their invention in the country. However, the patent does not provide protection or rights in any other country or region, including worldwide, among commonwealth countries, or throughout ASEAN countries.

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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 copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder is considered copyright infringement. Even if your friend created the notes, they still hold the copyright to their work unless they have explicitly stated otherwise. Downloading and sharing the notes with others without permission would be a violation of their copyright, making the statement false.

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  • 27. 

    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
    The teacher has not infringed copyright because the use of a Youtube video in a classroom setting falls under the fair use doctrine. Fair use allows for the limited use of copyrighted material for educational purposes without permission from the copyright holder. As long as the video was used for educational purposes, in a non-commercial manner, and does not negatively impact the market for the original video, it is considered fair use and does not infringe copyright.

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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
    Attending a concert and recording the performance without permission from the comedian or the event organizers infringes copyright. Copyright laws protect the intellectual property rights of the comedian, including their performance. Therefore, recording the performance without proper authorization would be considered a violation of those rights.

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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 provide protection for copyrighted works created by a Singapore citizen in other countries. These agreements establish a framework for the recognition and enforcement of copyright laws across different jurisdictions. By being a party to these agreements, Singapore ensures that its citizens' copyrighted works are protected and can be enforced in other countries, even if they have different copyright laws. This allows Singaporean creators to have their works safeguarded and recognized internationally.

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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
    The statement is false because the absence of the copyright symbol "©" does not determine whether a material is protected by copyright or not. Copyright protection is automatically granted to original works of authorship from the moment they are created, regardless of whether the copyright symbol is present or not. The symbol is simply a way to indicate that the work is protected by copyright, but its absence does not mean that the work is not protected.

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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 do not automatically own the photos taken at a client's wedding ceremony. The client who commissioned you to take the photos is the rightful owner of the images. This is because the client has paid for your services and has the right to possess and use the photos as they wish. However, it is important to clarify the ownership rights and usage terms in a contract or agreement with the client to avoid any confusion or disputes in the future.

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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. The American Psychological Association is a professional organization that represents psychologists in the United States. They have established a specific style guide known as APA style, which is commonly used in academic writing to cite sources and format papers. This style guide provides guidelines for citing references, organizing content, and presenting information in a clear and consistent manner. It is widely used in the social sciences and other fields.

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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 way to state the references according to the APA style because it follows the guidelines for capitalization, punctuation, and formatting. The editor's name is listed with the initials in parentheses, followed by the abbreviation for editor (Ed). The title of the book is italicized and followed by the publication year in parentheses. The volume numbers are indicated as "Vols." and the location and publisher are included at the end.

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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 to arrange the list of references in alphabetical order of the last name of the authors. This is in accordance with the APA style guidelines for organizing references.

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  • 35. 

    When we state a URL and it must be divided, 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, it is not necessary to insert a hyphen. The other options mentioned are true. A URL should be broken after a double slash, before any mark or punctuation, and a period should not be added at the end. However, inserting a hyphen is not a requirement when dividing a URL.

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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, followed by the year of publication, the title of the book, the place of publication, and the publisher. This format ensures that the information is presented in a consistent and organized manner, allowing readers to easily locate and reference the source.

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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 provide a consistent and organized way of referencing and locating specific information within a document. Placing the page number in the top right-hand corner allows readers to easily identify the page they are on and navigate through the document efficiently.

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