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?
T F 1. Copyright law protects ideas.
T F 2. Copyright law protects all titles of books and movies.
T F 3. Content on blogs and websites are in the public domain.
T F 4. You need permission to summarize the ideas in a newspaper article.
T F 5. Copyright is automatic upon the creation and fixation of a work.
T F 6. Copyright law is part of a larger area of law called intellectual property.
T F 7. If there is no symbol on a work, then it is not protected by copyright.
T F 8. Copyright registration is not mandatory for securing copyright in a work.
T F 9. All permissions to use a copyright-protected work must be in writing.
T F 10. When you purchase a painting, you own the physical painting however you do not own the copyright in the painting.
Answers: 1F, 2F, 3F, 4F, 5T, 6T, 7F, 8T, 9F, 10T
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