Copyright Crash Course
Copyright Tutorial Test
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1. Copyright ownership analysis starts with this principle:

The is the owner.

2. Which one of the following pairs of persons are joint authors?

a. A faculty member comes up with an idea for a web page and a graduate student designs the page based on the faculty member's idea.

b. A faculty member pays a student to create several images for a powerpoint presentation the faculty member previously authored.

c. A faculty member and one of her students orally agree that they will collaborate on an interactive online tutorial. One authors a powerpoint presentation and the other writes the code to convert the powerpoint presentation to an interactive online tutorial.

d. A faculty member and a photographer discuss a collaboration, agreeing on what each will contribute (textual content and photographs, respectively) and what rights each expects to have in the finished work, explicitly concluding that they both intend to be joint authors of the entire tutorial when it's finished.

3. Which of the following employers successfully acquires copyright from the author of the described software?

a. The author is an employee whose job responsibilities include computer programming. He creates a program to convert powerpoint presentations to interactive online tutorials.

b. The author is hired to write a program to convert powerpoint presentations to interactive online tutorials. He signs a contract, but it does not mention copyright or work-for-hire.

4. Under what authority may a faculty member include someone else's work on a website or in a new work without permission?

a. UT Rule of Thumb for Multimedia

b. CONFU Guidelines for Multimedia

c. An analysis under the Four Factor Fair Use Test

d. The Educational Use Exemption

5. The UT Rules of Thumb for Multimedia do not permit:

a. Displaying and performing a multimedia work in connection with class assignments

b. Making and distributing multiple copies of a multimedia work containing others' works

c. Using small amounts of others' works

6. The UT Rules of Thumb for Reserves do not permit:

Placing single articles or chapters on reserve for one semester

World-wide access to reserve materials

Making a digital copy from a copy that was itself made pursuant to fair use

7. True/False:

If a use you wish to make of another's work is not within the appropriate Rule of Thumb, it may still be a fair use and can be analyzed using the Four Factor Fair Use Test.

True

False

8. True/False:

A faculty member will not be sued individually even if his or her actions in using someone else's work infringe another's rights because the faculty member is just an employee doing his or her job.

True

False

9. True/False:

A faculty member who fails to follow University Policy regarding Fair Use of Copyrighted Materials nevertheless will be fully indemnified if his or her actions result in a lawsuit naming the faculty member as a defendant.

True

False

10. True/False:

The scope of fair use for educational uses is the same as the scope of fair use for commercial publishing.

True

False

11. Identify the resources that can help you get permission to use someone else's work:

a. Copyright Clearance Center

b. Publication Rights Clearing House

c. Harry Fox Agency, Inc.

d. Music Research Consultants

e. Motion Picture Licensing Corp.

12. Which of the following works can you be certain is in the public domain?

a. A book published with notice in 1923

b. A book published in 1917

c. Digital images of the earth created in 1993 by NASA

d. An unpublished photograph created in 1890

e. A movie published in 1935 in which copyright was not renewed