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Do you know what a copyright is? A copyright is a type of individual property that gives its owner the sole right to make copies of creative endeavors. The innovative form comes from musical, literary, artistic, or educational work. Copyrights are often considered territorial rights, which means that the rules pertaining to a particular area. This quiz may not be copyrighted, but it is truly one of a kind. You have what it takes to pass our copyrights quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What types of work are copyrighted? 

    • A.

      Dramatic

    • B.

      Musical

    • C.

      Graphical

    • D.

      Speeches

    • E.

      Literary

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Dramatic
    B. Musical
    C. Graphical
    D. Speeches
    E. Literary
    Explanation
    Different types of work can be copyrighted, including dramatic works (such as plays and scripts), musical works (such as songs and compositions), graphical works (such as illustrations and designs), speeches (such as public addresses and presentations), and literary works (such as novels and poems). Copyright protection grants exclusive rights to the creators of these works, allowing them to control the use and distribution of their creations.

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  • 2. 

    When does someone get copyright protection?

    • A.

      When the author gets paid.

    • B.

      As soon as the work is created.

    • C.

      When it is published with a © symbol.

    • D.

      When it is registered for copyright.

    Correct Answer
    B. As soon as the work is created.
    Explanation
    Copyright protection is granted as soon as the work is created, regardless of whether it is published, registered, or the author gets paid. This means that the author has exclusive rights to reproduce, distribute, display, and perform their work, and can legally prevent others from using it without permission. The registration process is optional and provides additional benefits, such as the ability to sue for infringement, but it is not necessary for copyright protection to exist. Similarly, the use of a © symbol is not required for copyright protection to be granted.

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  • 3. 

    How long in the U.S. does copyright last?

    • A.

      Forever, as long as someone holds the copyright

    • B.

      70 years after it is created

    • C.

      A person's life plus 70 years after death

    • D.

      It depends on the type of registration that was bought

    Correct Answer
    C. A person's life plus 70 years after death
    Explanation
    In the United States, copyright lasts for a person's life plus 70 years after their death. This means that the copyright protection extends beyond the creator's lifetime and allows their heirs or assigned individuals to benefit from their work for an additional 70 years. It is not indefinite or forever, as it eventually expires after the specified period. The duration of copyright does not depend on the type of registration that was bought, but rather follows the standard rule of life plus 70 years after death.

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  • 4. 

    What happens to the work after the copyright time has passed?

    • A.

      It can be bought

    • B.

      There is no time-limit on copyright

    • C.

      The work must be destroyed

    • D.

      It goes into the public domain

    Correct Answer
    D. It goes into the public domain
    Explanation
    After the copyright time has passed, the work goes into the public domain. This means that the work is no longer protected by copyright law and can be freely used, copied, distributed, and modified by anyone without permission from the original creator. It allows for the work to be utilized for various purposes, such as education, research, creativity, and innovation, without any legal restrictions.

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  • 5. 

    Something must have the © sign to be copyrighted.

    • A.

      True, how else would you know if it was in the public domain or not?

    • B.

      False, a work belongs to the creator whether or not there is a © symbol

    Correct Answer
    B. False, a work belongs to the creator whether or not there is a © symbol
    Explanation
    The © symbol is not necessary for a work to be copyrighted. Copyright protection is automatically granted to the creator of a work as soon as it is created and fixed in a tangible form. The © symbol is simply a way to provide notice of copyright ownership, but its absence does not invalidate the copyright. Therefore, a work belongs to the creator regardless of whether or not there is a © symbol.

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  • 6. 

    What is fair use?

    • A.

      Paying the creator a fair price for the work

    • B.

      Using paid-for commercial products once and not sharing them

    • C.

      Limited copying or distribution of published works without the author's permission

    • D.

      Freeware that you obtain from the Internet

    Correct Answer
    C. Limited copying or distribution of published works without the author's permission
    Explanation
    Fair use refers to the limited copying or distribution of published works without the author's permission. It allows for certain uses of copyrighted materials without infringing on the rights of the copyright holder. This includes activities such as quoting from a book for educational purposes, creating parodies, or using copyrighted material for criticism, commentary, or news reporting. Fair use is a legal doctrine that balances the rights of the copyright holder with the public's interest in accessing and using copyrighted works in certain circumstances.

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  • 7. 

    What are the four factors that determine if the use of copyrighted material falls under fair use?

    • A.

      Purpose, Content, Amount, and Market Effect

    • B.

      Purpose, Amount, Environment, and Market Effect

    • C.

      Substantiality, Use, Nature, and Market Effect

    • D.

      Purpose, Nature, Amount, and Market Effect

    Correct Answer
    D. Purpose, Nature, Amount, and Market Effect
    Explanation
    The four factors that determine if the use of copyrighted material falls under fair use are purpose, nature, amount, and market effect. Purpose refers to the reason for using the material, whether it is for educational, non-profit, or transformative purposes. Nature refers to the type of copyrighted work being used, such as whether it is factual or creative. Amount refers to the portion of the copyrighted work being used, where using a small portion is more likely to be considered fair use. Market effect refers to the impact that the use of the copyrighted material may have on the potential market for the original work.

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  • 8. 

    Non-profit and educational uses will generally weigh in favor of fair use as opposed to:

    • A.

      News Reporting

    • B.

      Scientific Use

    • C.

      Commercial Use

    • D.

      Respective Uses

    Correct Answer
    C. Commercial Use
    Explanation
    Non-profit and educational uses are typically considered to be more transformative in nature and serve the purpose of advancing knowledge and education. Fair use doctrine aims to strike a balance between the rights of the copyright holder and the public interest. On the other hand, commercial use primarily focuses on making a profit, which may not be considered as transformative or in the public interest. Therefore, non-profit and educational uses are more likely to be favored under fair use compared to commercial uses.

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  • 9. 

    Mr. Smith rents a video and brings it to school. As a reward, the video is shown in the multipurpose room to reward students with perfect attendance. This is fair use.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    "Entertainment" and "reward" are excluded under copyright guidelines. To show a movie for entertainment purposes, he must obtain a version from an authorized distributer who can license you to show it.

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  • 10. 

    A teacher rents Gone With the Wind to show the burning of Atlanta scene to her class while studying the civil war. This is fair use.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The video is being used for instructional purposes.

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  • 11. 

    A student is doing a multimedia report and wants to use a small portion of of Kennedy's "We Shall Go to the Moon" speech. He presents the report to his class and then posts it on the school's local area network. This is fair use.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The length and its use for education is fair use. Since it cannot be seen by the outside world, posting the report on the local network is fine.

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  • 12. 

    A student is writing a report for science class and uses copyright images downloaded from the Internet and cited correctly. He submits his project to a competition that recognizes classroom work for students and wins a prize for the school. This is covered under fair use.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The competition was designed for students. If the projects were distributed on CD-ROM or posted on a website, the copyright would be violated.

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  • 13. 

    A student brings a CD to school and lends it to a friend to put in his Keynote Presentation. This is fair use.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The copy must be legally obtained. The student was using an unauthorized copy.

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  • 14. 

    A history teacher taped the original ABC news report showing Richard Nixon leaving the White House after he resigned. She made it at home on her personal VCR and used her own tape. She uses the entire news program every year in her classroom. This is fair use.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Videotapes of publicly broadcast shows can only be shown for 10 days afterwards unless the copyright holder grants allowances for educators.

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  • 15. 

    A teacher produces a student video that they sell at the end of the year to buy equipment for the school. They use well-known popular music clips. The money all foes to the school and the songs are fully listed in the credits. This is covered under fair use.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This is not instructional use. You may not use copyrighted material for non-instructional purposes. The money being charged is irrelevant.

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