Copyright/fair Use Quiz

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  • 1. 
    What types of work are copyrighted? Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Dramatic

    • B. 

      Musical

    • C. 

      Graphical

    • D. 

      Speeches

    • E. 

      Literary

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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