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Copyright in Academia, United States

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Copyright in Academia United States game quiz
"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  

1. 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

2. Which of the following is covered by copyright?
    Federal documents
    Facts and lists
    Movies, sound recordings, maps

3. In what year was the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) passed?

4. 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.

5. In a university library, where is one most likey to come across copyright issues?
    Circulation department
    Technical services
    Reserve department

6. 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?

7. On what principle/doctrine are most library reproduction services (reserve, e-reserve, copy services, document delivery, etc.) based?
    First sale
    Fair use
    Works of utility
    Public domain

8. Which of the following pieces of legislation most affects distance-educators?
    TEACH Act
    RICO Act
    Digital Millennium Copyright Act
    Sony Corp. v. Universal Studios

9. 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.

10. On what doctrine is the lending of materials through Interlibray Loan based?
    First sale doctrine
    Section 110 of the Copyright Act
    Fair use
    Public domain

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Compiled Jun 28 12