Copyright in the Classroom

Copyright is very important to both students and adults. Copyright can make or break many people in the academic world. Take this test to see if you need to brush up on your skills or if you can feel confident in your understanding.

Do you know your copyright laws? Do you know when a situation can be punishable by law? What materials can be copyrighted? Take this test to text your knowledge!

Created by: Danielle Murphy

  1. What is your age?
  2. What is your gender?
  1. Lectures are covered by copyright law.
  2. Employers do not own the copyright to their employees on the job work.
  3. The following are all works that can be copyrighted: essays, drawings, photos, and music.
  4. In order to copyright a work, the author must put a copyright notice on the item.
  5. Works produced after 1989 do not require a copyright in order to be covered by the law.
  6. A copyright can expire after a certain amount of time.
  7. A work with two authors both own the copyright to the work.
  8. Works produced on the job are considered to be owned by the employee.
  9. Forwarding a hyperlink in an email infringes on the copyright law.
  10. "Fair Use" is a term that describes the legal use of some copyrighted materials.
  11. A copyrighted work can be used for educational purposes without breaking the laws of copyright.
  12. A teacher can photocopy multiple chapters of a book without breaking copyright.
  13. Teachers cannot make copies of workbooks.
  14. Computer Programs are not copyrighted.
  15. A teacher can use a videotaped tv program for 45 days only.
  16. Works that have been Pirated can be used in the classroom for educational purposes.
  17. Copyright allows authors rights to their works.
  18. Violating a copyright may result in a fine.
  19. If a copyright has been violated, courts can have materials destroyed.
  20. If a teacher believes that their photocopying goes beyond fair use they should ask permission of the owner.
  21. Videotaping does not constitute as fair use.
  22. All file sharing is considered fair use.
  23. Libraries can be held liable for their patrons not following copyright laws.
  24. It is very important to educate students on copyright.
  25. Teachers can make copies of "Consumable" material, such as answer sheets to standardized tests.
  26. The law that allows authors and artist the right to their work is called copyright.
  27. Fair Use protects the rights of authors.
  28. The U.S. Constitution is protected by copyright.
  29. The main purpose of copyright is to provide authors with money.
  30. Common law changes over time.

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