Entertainment Law Final

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Entertainment Law Final

The law encompasses a wide variety of topics, but in the following quiz, we’re going to find out just how much you know about it when it comes to the entertainment industry! Topics like copyright information and licenses are among the many subjects we’ll be analyzing today, so what are we waiting for? Take the quiz to find out how much you know! Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If your production is based on a true story and the subject is still living, you need a
  • 2. 
    It is possible to violate the right of privacy or to defame a person who is no longer living
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    When you make a false statement about someone that harms their reputation, it is an act of
  • 4. 
    You may need permission for using a Derivative Work
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    If the production is based on pre-existing material it is a
  • 6. 
    Fictitious characters can not be protected by copyright and trademark
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    You never need to clear the rights to use an image of a building in a production
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Buildings can be protected by both trademark and copyright law
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    If you plan to incorporate a recording into an audio-visual production, you will need a
  • 10. 
    Distribution of indecent material is legal and protected by the First Amendmant
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Distribution of ____ material is illegal
  • 12. 
    Ideas, pots, and concepts are copyrightable
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Copyright law only protects "the expression of an idea" not the idea itself
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Facts are copyrightable
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Facts are not copyrightable, but the expression of a fact is
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Names, titles, and short phrases are not copyrightable but may be protected under
    • A. 

      The Fair Use Doctrine

    • B. 

      Derivative Work

    • C. 

      Trademark Law

    • D. 

      Life Story Rights Agreement

  • 17. 
    The type of Infringement Claim where the accused incorporates the exact work into his production is
    • A. 

      Verbatim

    • B. 

      Obscene

    • C. 

      Defamatory

    • D. 

      Substantial

  • 18. 
    The type of infringement claim where the producer borrows some expressive elements of the copyrighted work
    • A. 

      Verbatim

    • B. 

      Obscene

    • C. 

      Defamatory

    • D. 

      Substantial

  • 19. 
    The 1909 Copyright Act covers works before 1978
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    With the Current Copyright Act (1976), a copyright created after Jan 1st 1978 lasts for the life of the author plus __ years
    • A. 

      60

    • B. 

      55

    • C. 

      90

    • D. 

      70

    • E. 

      40

  • 21. 
    The _________________ allows you to use a reasonable portion of a copyrighted work without running afoul of copyright law
  • 22. 
    The Fair Use Four Factor Test includes all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Purpose and character of the use

    • B. 

      Nature of the copyrighted work

    • C. 

      How long the production will take

    • D. 

      Amount of the work used

    • E. 

      Effect on the copyright owners ability to market the work

  • 23. 
    Works created by federal gov't employees or commissioned as work made for hire are in the public domain
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    You file an application for federal trademark registration with the United States _____________
  • 25. 
    The right to be left alone and the right to have others stay out of your personal affairs is known as
    • A. 

      The Right Of Publicity

    • B. 

      Defamation

    • C. 

      Trade Secret

    • D. 

      The Right Of Privacy

  • 26. 
    The right to prevent others from commercializing or profiting from your identity is known as
  • 27. 
    Identification is required for defamation to occur
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    Deceased individuals may have privacy rights
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    Elements of private facts claim all of the following except
    • A. 

      Facts must have been private

    • B. 

      Facts must have been obtained secretly

    • C. 

      Facts must be embarrassing

    • D. 

      Facts must be disclosed to the public

    • E. 

      Facts must not be relevant to a public matter

  • 30. 
    Someone who holds a position of considerable importance and is responsible for gov't affairs is known as a
  • 31. 
    Anyone who is not a public official or public figure is a
  • 32. 
    An opinion can be defamatory
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    Confidential information of a particular company that gives the company a competitive advantage over other businesses is known as a
  • 34. 
    The more famous a person is, the fewer privacy rights he has
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    If an employee of a publication creates material, the publication owns the materials as a work made for hire
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    The freelancer retains all of the ownership rights if there are no written agreements
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    Index words inserted in web pages so that the page is identified when someone performs a search engine query for the word are known as