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Copyright in Academia, United States
U.S. Copyright Law
"In the United States, as in most countries, copyright law is an important consideration for anyone involved in academia, from professors to students. Test your knowledge on some of the basics of this important topic."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
According to the United States Constitution, copyright law is intended to:
Create vast music-licensing empires
Protect the motion picture and recording industries from piracy
Promote the useful arts and sciences by giving creators a financial incentive
Protect authors' literary works
Which of the following is covered by copyright?
Facts and lists
Movies, sound recordings, maps
In what year was the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) passed?
What special steps does a creator have to take, after the work has been "fixed in a tangible medium," in order to enjoy the full term of copyright protection?
Register with the copyright office.
Nothing. Copyright protection is automatic.
Register with the copyright office and send two copies of the work to the Library of Congress.
Register with the copyright office and send two copies of the work to the Library of Congress and renew the copyright after it has expired.
In a university library, where is one most likey to come across copyright issues?
Scenario: A university library provides unsupervised photocopy machines, where users can make their own copies. The librarians do not even know what they are copying. The library does have signs posted informing users that making copies may be subject to copyright law. Is the library liable for any infringement committed on their machines?
On what principle/doctrine are most library reproduction services (reserve, e-reserve, copy services, document delivery, etc.) based?
Works of utility
Which of the following pieces of legislation most affects distance-educators?
Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Sony Corp. v. Universal Studios
Which of the following court cases most affects the issue of course packs that include copyrighted material?
Los Angeles Times v. Free Republic
Sundeman v. The Seajay Society
Basic Books, Inc. v. Kinko's Graphics
Salinger v. Random House, Inc.
On what doctrine is the lending of materials through Interlibray Loan based?
First sale doctrine
Section 110 of the Copyright Act
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