Electronic Copyright Questions

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Copyright Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    In order for someone to copyright his or her work, it must be considered a/an _________ work?
    • A. 

      Original

    • B. 

      Specialized

    • C. 

      Creative

    • D. 

      Distinct

  • 2. 
    Is it necessary to ask for permission to imitate characters from a movie, television show, or video game when making a parody?
    • A. 

      Yes, the characters are copyrighted

    • B. 

      No, it is legal to imitate characters without approval from their creator

    • C. 

      Yes, the creator of the characters has complete control over how his or her characters are used

  • 3. 
    When is copyright violation considered a crime?
    • A. 

      In any case when more than fifty copies valued at over $12,500 are involved

    • B. 

      In any case when more than twenty copies valued at over $5,000 are involved

    • C. 

      In any case when more than ten copies valued at over $2,500 are involved

  • 4. 
    If a creative work has no copyright notice, does that mean it is not copyrighted?
    • A. 

      No, in most cases the creative work is still copyrighted

    • B. 

      Yes, a creative work requires a copyright notice to be considered copyrighted

  • 5. 
    How long does a copyright last?
    • A. 

      Seventy years after the death of the author

    • B. 

      Ten years after the original copyright is official

    • C. 

      Fifteen years after the original copyright is official

  • 6. 
    What is the "fair use" doctrine in place for?
    • A. 

      It gives everyone equal opportunity to access copyrighted material

    • B. 

      It allows critics to share their thoughts about creative works

    • C. 

      It prevents critics from insulting authors' creative works

  • 7. 
    Is factual data considered a creative work?
    • A. 

      No, in order for something to be considered a creative work, one must put his or her own spin on the work

    • B. 

      Yes, if the information can be beneficial it is considered a creative work

  • 8. 
    What should you always do before reproducing information?
    • A. 

      Try to find a copyright notice

    • B. 

      Ask the owner for permission

    • C. 

      Make sure the source is reliable

  • 9. 
    What are the two main purposes of copyright?
    • A. 

      To protect the author's right to bear arms

    • B. 

      To protect the author's right to obtain commercial benefit from valuable works

    • C. 

      To protect the author's general right to control how a work is used

  • 10. 
    What is fan-fiction?
    • A. 

      When fans make a creative work to pay tribute to a movie, television show, or video game

    • B. 

      When people make a creative work that involves characters from a movie, television show, or video game