Test Your Copyright Law Knowledge:International Copyright Law Principles
True or False?
1. Copyright law is the same throughout the world. T F
2. The leading copyright convention is the Berne Convention. T F
3. All countries have the same copyright duration: life + 50 or fifty years after the author’s death. T F
4. If you have permission to reproduce an image in one country, you may not reproduce the image in a different country without also getting permission for that country. T F
5. Once you have copyright protection in Canada or the U.S. you automatically have protection in 171 countries around the world. T F
6. There is an international copyright registry where anyone may file an application for worldwide copyright protection. T F
7. A license for the use of digital content must be subject to the laws of your own country to be valid. T F
8. The way that international copyright law works is that you apply the copyright law of your own country, i.e., the law of the country where the work is being copied. T F
9. All countries protect the reputation of an author of a copyright-protected work in perpetuity in terms of the author being able to claim authorship and prevent modifications of his work that may be prejudicial to his honor or reputation. T F
10. Digital copyright issues are treated in a universal manner subject to a single copyright treaty, whereas analogue copyright issues are dealt with on a country-by-country basis. T F
How did you do on this quiz? Check out our Copyright Law Basics article.
Answers: 1F, 2T, 3F, 4T, 5T, 6F, 7F, 8T, 9F, 10F
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