Music Law Final Help Quiz

44 Questions | Total Attempts: 13

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This is my quiz to help me with the music law final. Covers all topics from copyright to taxes


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Mechanicals are available to new recordings previously on phonorecords for the public?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The Constitution does not state copyright protection in detail
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    A work can enter public domain only after the copyright has expired, you can choose to enter your work at any time
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    A compulsory license is available for use in a medley that has been previously recorded?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The 1976 copyright act termination clause is:
    • A. 

      35 years

    • B. 

      15 years

    • C. 

      2-5 years

  • 6. 
    We are still under the 1976 copyright act with added provisions
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Performance rights in sound recordings were first recognised in 1976
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The owner of a copyright is always the creator
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The first sale doctrine does which of the following:
    • A. 

      Modifies exclusive right of distribution

    • B. 

      Can't make and sell copies

    • C. 

      No rentals

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    What is the current term of a joint work?
    • A. 

      150 years

    • B. 

      Life of last deceased author plus a 70 year renewal

    • C. 

      Twenty five years with 25 renewal

    • D. 

      35 years

  • 11. 
    What is the term of copyright in the Statute of Anne?
    • A. 

      25 years

    • B. 

      75 years

    • C. 

      14 years

    • D. 

      21 years

  • 12. 
    What is the current us copyright law of protection?
    • A. 

      The earlier of 95 years from publication or 120 from creation

    • B. 

      The later of 95 years from publication or 120 from creation

    • C. 

      28 plus 28 years

    • D. 

      Life plus 70 years from creation

  • 13. 
    Record Companies have the right to deduct free goods
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    What is the purpose of the Royal Patent grants?
  • 15. 
    Sound recordings are not deemed work for hire
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Works for hire do not have to be listed in registration
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    WIPO are supplements to the Berne convention
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    "Per cut" is used throughout the world
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    The actual creator of a work for hire does not have termination rights
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    The term for the 1909 copyright law is
    • A. 

      14 + 14

    • B. 

      28+28

    • C. 

      Life plus 50

  • 21. 
    What was the U.S. statutory rate in 1956
    • A. 

      2c

    • B. 

      9.1c

    • C. 

      5c

    • D. 

      15c

  • 22. 
    The term all in means all royalties from all records recoup
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Before 1994 what did the California Civil Code award artists in year 3?
    • A. 

      15,000

    • B. 

      9,000

    • C. 

      6,000

    • D. 

      7,000

  • 24. 
    Packaging deductions and free goods are negotiable
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    If the artists account is in a payable position and the record company owes the producer, payment to the producer will not be an additional advance against royalties
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    The royalty rates for foreign sales is usually more than in the united states
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    Mechanicals are payable how often?
    • A. 

      Biannually

    • B. 

      Anually

    • C. 

      Quarterly

  • 28. 
    The "Net artist" rate can be the same as "all-in"
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    Packaging deduction % is:
    • A. 

      25%

    • B. 

      15%

    • C. 

      25%

    • D. 

      5%

  • 30. 
    The container charge for cassettes are:
    • A. 

      25%

    • B. 

      20%

    • C. 

      15%

    • D. 

      5%

  • 31. 
    Assuming the actual pennies payable will be equal and everything else is, the royalty rate specified in "wholesale" will be lower than "retail"
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    Record companies will pay a publisher more than reduced rates in controlled compositions
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    It is impossible yo negotiate a provision providing that if records are sold @ mid-price prior to a certain date, otherwise applicable royalty rate reductions are not applied
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    Commercial impracticality excuses a party from performing
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    The royalty rate is applied to the royalty base price to determined royalty
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    According to copyright law you can rely on exclusive right without all authors agreeing to them
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    Transparent deals don’t take a deemed reduction for standard goods but they do from program free goods.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 38. 
    Special free goods are extra discounts given by record company to consumers
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    Attorneys must ask for a cap on special free goods during negotiations, what is the cap?
    • A. 

      10%

    • B. 

      15%

    • C. 

      20%

    • D. 

      5%

  • 40. 
  • 41. 
    Net profit deals are equivalent to 18% of retail royalty rate
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 42. 
    The Sonny Bono act of 1998 added 20 years to the copyright term of the 1976 act
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 43. 
    Which copyright act spelled out "fair use"?
    • A. 

      1909

    • B. 

      1976

    • C. 

      Sonny Bono Act

    • D. 

      Digital Rights Millenium Act

  • 44. 
    Which under copyright are considered works of authorship?
    • A. 

      Literary works

    • B. 

      Dramatic (grand)

    • C. 

      Pantomines

    • D. 

      Musical

    • E. 

      All of the above