U.S. Copyright Law: Copyright Quiz 4.0

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How familiar are you with U.S. copyright law? Take the challenge below to test your knowledge on U.S. copyright law.

True or False?

  1. In order to have copyright protection in the United States you must  place the copyright symbol, ©, on your work.  T  F
  2. The U.S. government may own copyright in works which have been assigned to it.  T  F
  3. Under the U.S. fair use provision, you can always use content for any sort of educational purposes.  T  F
  4. Copyright lasts for 70 years after an author’s death.  T  F
  5. If you are protected by copyright in the U.S., then you are protected in 165 countries that belong to the Berne Convention on copyright (169 countries if you count the U.S.)  T  F
  6. Libraries, archives and museums are exempt from U.S. copyright law.  T  F
  7. The U.S. only joined the leading copyright convention, the Berne Convention, in 1989.  T  F
  8. Under the U.S. Copyright Act, all authors in the U.S. have the right to prevent modification of their creations if the modification is prejudicial to their honor or reputation.  T  F
  9. You do not need to register a work with the United States Copyright office to have copyright protection.  T  F
  10. When you purchase a painting, you own all copyrights in the painting.  T  F

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