The purpose of this quiz is to test your knowledge on general copyright law principles. Whether you work in a library or school or business or government agency, this is a good test for you on basic copyright law principles. And whether you create, publish, share or consume copyright-protected materials, this quiz will help you determine where you need to learn more about copyright law principles. Answers are below.
True or False?
1. Copyright law protects ideas. True or false?
2. Copyright law protects all titles of books and movies. True or false?
3. Content on blogs and websites are in the public domain. True or false?
4. You need permission to summarize the ideas in a newspaper article. True or false?
5. Copyright is automatic upon the creation and fixation of a work. True or false?
6. Copyright law is part of a larger area of law called intellectual property. True or false?
7. If there is no symbol on a work, then it is not protected by copyright. True or false?
8. Copyright registration is not mandatory for securing copyright in a work. True or false?
9. All permissions to use a copyright-protected work must be in writing. True or false?
10. When you purchase a painting, you own the physical painting however you do not own the copyright in the painting. True or false?
Answers: 1F, 2F, 3F, 4F, 5T, 6T, 7F, 8T, 9F, 10T
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