Do You Play Fair?

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How well do you understand copyright and fair use?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    It is illegal to use sites like Napster or Limewire.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    You wrote a poem for English class but did not register it or pay any copyright fees.  Is your poem copyrighted?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 3. 
    A scientist working for the US Department of Health and Human Services creates a report based on a study she conducted in her lab.  Do you have the right to republish and distribute her work?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 4. 
    Susan is employed as a columnist by the Baltimore Sun newspaper.  Who owns the copyright to the stories Susan writes for the newspaper?
    • A. 

      Susan

    • B. 

      U.S. Government

    • C. 

      Baltimore Sun

    • D. 

      Newspaper subscribers

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Copyright law states that it is legal to republish up to 30 seconds of a song without seeking permission from the author.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Sam, Susan, and Sarah are unsigned artists working on a new song.  Sarah does the singing, Sam plays the guitar, and Susan creates the mixes in a studio.  Who owns the copyright to their song?
    • A. 

      Sam

    • B. 

      Susan

    • C. 

      Sarah

    • D. 

      Sam and Susan

    • E. 

      Sam, Susan, and Sarah

  • 7. 
    How long does copyright protection last?
    • A. 

      10 years from the date of publication

    • B. 

      Forever

    • C. 

      70 years after the author's death

    • D. 

      It depends on how much the author paid for the copyright

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    It is OK to download copyright music as long as you do not publicly share the song.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    You cannot file a lawsuit for copyright infringement if you do not register your work with the copyright office.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False