Introduction To Copyright (A)

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This quiz will test your comprehension of the copyright reading assignment. Check ALL ANSWERS THAT APPLY! You will have 25 minutes for this quiz. Read carefully.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following factors does a court look at to determine whether there's been infringement?
    • A. 

      Whether there is evidence that the alleged copier actually did copy the work

    • B. 

      Whether the person accused of infringing made any money from the copy made of the work

    • C. 

      Whether the copy is identical to the original work

    • D. 

      Whether the copy is "substantially similar" to the original work

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    True or False: Each state has its own copyright laws.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    True or False: As long as the operator of a fan web site for a TV show posts a big disclaimer saying that her site has not been approved by the TV show producers and that it is not being operated for commercial gain (meaning, she's not making any money on it), the fan can freely upload to her site any images, scripts, songs or clips from the show that she wants.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is/are defense(s) to copyright infringement?
    • A. 

      "I didn't know the work was copyrighted."

    • B. 

      "I'm giving the copyright owner free publicity."

    • C. 

      Fair Use

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 5. 
    For a work to be protectible under copyright, it must:
    • A. 

      Be of professional quality.

    • B. 

      Include a Copyright Notice.

    • C. 

      Be original.

    • D. 

      Be Fixed in a Tangible Form of Expression.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 6. 
    The Term of copyright for a work posted on a web site:
    • A. 

      Lasts for the life of the author plus 70 years.

    • B. 

      Does not exist because the internet is part of the Public Domain so it is not protected by copyright.

    • C. 

      Depends upon whether a Copyright Notice is included on the web page on which the work appears.

    • D. 

      Is the same as the Term would be if the work was originally Published in print or any other Medium.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 7. 
    True or False: You just saw the coolest video clip on the internet. You want to download it and cut it into your own video that you have been working on. You will not use the entire video clip, so it should not be a problem to use the music.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    You wrote something and you want to send it to a writing contest. How would you copyright it?
    • A. 

      It is never protected by the copyright law, because once you write it down, it becomes Public Domain.

    • B. 

      It isn't protected by the copyright law until you put a Copyright Notice at the bottom of the story.

    • C. 

      It isn't protected by the copyright law until you register it with the U.S. Copyright Office.

    • D. 

      It already is protected by the copyright law once you have written it down.

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 9. 
    True or False: If a Copyright Owner knows that someone is Infringing his copyright, he must take legal action against the infringer or risk losing his copyright.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Factors in determining whether a use of a copyrighted work is a Fair Use include:
    • A. 

      Effect on the commercial market for the work used.

    • B. 

      Purpose of the use.

    • C. 

      Amount of the work used.

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    Which of the following items can be copyrighted?
    • A. 

      Postings in a chatroom

    • B. 

      A banner ad

    • C. 

      The title of a song

    • D. 

      An original poem posted on an online message board

    • E. 

      Computer software

  • 12. 
    Rights of copyright include:
    • A. 

      The right to distribute copies of one's work.

    • B. 

      The right to stop Fair Uses of one's work.

    • C. 

      The right to display one's work.

    • D. 

      The right to stop people from reselling copyrighted works after they bought them.

    • E. 

      The right to reproduce one's work.

  • 13. 
    True or False: Expression of facts can be copyrighted.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    A kindergarten child's finger painting cannot be copyrighted because:
    • A. 

      A child in kindergarten does not care whether his work is copyrighted.

    • B. 

      It is not true; a kindergarten child's finger painting can be copyrighted.

    • C. 

      Anybody can finger paint.

    • D. 

      A child in kindergarten is just a little kid.

  • 15. 
    True or False: You just read a great story from A Collection of Short Stories of 2000 and you think it would make a great play. You may be able to write a play based on the story to be performed at your local community teen theater, but first you would need to get Permission to use the story from the Copyright Owner.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    If you paint a mural on a classroom wall as an assignment for your art class, who owns the copyright?
    • A. 

      Your art teacher because she assigned the art project.

    • B. 

      You do because you are the "author" of the work.

    • C. 

      Your parents because you are too young to own a copyright.

    • D. 

      The school because it owns the wall.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 17. 
    True or False: If you buy the latest book by J.K. Rowling and knew that three of your friends would love it, you could make three copies of the book and sell them each a copy for less than you paid.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    True or False: A work first published in the United States in 1922 is now in the Public Domain.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    True or False: If you own a painting, you also own the copyright to the painting and can sell pictures of it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Fair Use is which of the following?
    • A. 

      The right for schools and teachers to use any copyrighted works without Permission

    • B. 

      The right to copy entire copyrighted works without Permission so long as it's for solely personal use

    • C. 

      The right to download anything copyrightable from the internet

    • D. 

      A defense against copyright Infringement

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