Try this quiz to see if you can distinguish between copyright law myths and facts. The answers are below so you can quickly determine your score. Copyright myths are everywhere, so share this quiz with others and become more copyright savvy!
Test your copyright knowledge:
Copyright Law Myths and Facts
When it comes to copyright law, there is much misinformation. Test yourself to determine what you think is a copyright truth or myth (false).
Truth or Myth (False)?
T F 1. Only registered works are protected by copyright.
T F 2. Online content is in the public domain unless it has a copyright notice.
T F 3. In at least the over 170 countries that belong to the Berne Copyright Convention, copyright protection is automatic upon creation of the work.
T F 4. In all countries, the duration of copyright is seventy years after the death of the author.
T F 5. Fair use is intentionally ambiguous.
T F 6. You can always copy 3 percent of a work without obtaining copyright permission.
T F 7. If a work does not have a copyright notice, ©, then you may freely use the work without obtaining permission.
T F 8. All U.S. government works are in the public domain.
T F 9. Fair use never applies in a for profit situation.
T F 10. There is no such thing as an international copyright law.
Answers: 1F, 2F, 3T, 4F, 5T, 6F, 7F, 8F, 9F, 10T
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