Do You Know What's Legal?

22 Questions
Do You Know What

Test your copyright knowledge. (NOTE: If you hit the back button, it erases your previous answers and it registers them as incorrect - so don't hit the back button after you've started the quiz. . . )

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Is it legal to copy a program onto a CD or DVD to give or sell to someone else?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 2. 
    How about giving away or selling a program that you no longer use?
    • A. 

      Yes, only if you remove all traces of the program from your computer(s)

    • B. 

      Yes, even if a copy of the program remains on your computer(s)

    • C. 

      No

  • 3. 
    Can you sell or give away an older version of a program after you've upgraded it to a newer version?
    • A. 

      Yes, only if you have purchased a new, entire software package

    • B. 

      Yes, even if you purchased the upgrade which just adds onto your existing program

    • C. 

      No

  • 4. 
    Can you give your friend a copy of a program that you have purchased but is no longer for sale because the company that produced it is no longer in business?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 5. 
    It is ok to pre-load a program onto the hard drive of a computer that you are giving away or selling.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 6. 
    It is ok to distribute a program over the Internet.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 7. 
    It is ok to give away or lend a book to someone else.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 8. 
    It is ok to go to the bookstore and browse through a book without purchasing it.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 9. 
    It is ok to obtain a digital copy of the latest Harry Potter book that has been posted on the Web.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 10. 
    It is ok to make personal copies of CDs.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 11. 
    It is ok to lend an audio CD to someone else.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 12. 
    It is ok to record a program or movie on tv to watch it later.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 13. 
    It is ok to make personal copies of DVDs.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 14. 
    It is ok to play a DVD on a Windows computer system.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 15. 
    It is ok to watch a DVD on a computer system running the Linux operating system.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 16. 
    It is ok to download music from the Web without paying for it.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 17. 
    It is ok to pass a magazine around to 12 friends so they can read an article.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 18. 
    It is ok for me (the instructor) to put a copy of an article on reserve in the library and make them assigned reading for the class.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 19. 
    It is ok for me to photocopy an article to hand out in class.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Maybe

  • 20. 
    It is ok for me to post the article online for the students to read requiring them to log in.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Maybe

  • 21. 
    It is ok for me to post the article online for the students to read, without requiring them to log in.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Maybe

  • 22. 
    When you post your own work to your Web site, it automatically is copyrighted.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No