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
A faculty member pays a student to create several images
for a powerpoint presentation the faculty member previously
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.
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:
Displaying and performing a multimedia work in connection with class assignments
b. Making and distributing
multiple copies of a multimedia work containing others' works
Using small amounts of others' works
6. The UT Rules of Thumb for Reserves do not permit:
single articles or chapters on reserve for one semester
World-wide access to reserve
a digital copy from a copy that was itself made pursuant to fair use
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.
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.
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.
The scope of fair use for educational uses is the same as the scope of fair use for commercial publishing.
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