Information Literacy: Copyright

This is a short quiz designed to reinforce what you have already learned in the module. There is no time limit and you can answer the questions in any order. At the end of the quiz, your answers will be checked and you'll be given an opportunity to print your results.



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You can always tell if something is protected by copyright because the copyright symbol - © - appears on the work itself.
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Since students are typically using materials for use in research projects to meet course requirements, they are exempt from copyright law restrictions.
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Fair Use Guidelines include the following considerations:
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It’s o.k. to copy several paragraphs from a general encyclopedia and include that in your paper as long as you cite it correctly and don’t plagiarize.
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Public Domain means that an item is no longer covered by copyright and can be freely used.
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If a student uses a document which is in the Public Domain, there is no need for making a footnote or noting it in the bibliography.
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A student has written a short story as an assignment for his composition class and later learns that the instructor submitted it to a short story contest under the instructor’s name.  Has the instructor violated the student’s copyright?
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Which of the following items is NOT protected by copyright?
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Is the King James version of the Bible still under copyright?
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Are the works of William Shakespeare still under copyright?
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When applying the Fair Use Guidelines to the use of copyrighted material in the following scenario, is the use appropriate?


Angelina wants to use Superman and Wonder Woman images on flyers she is preparing to promote “Heroes Week” for the Social Work Club.
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When applying the Fair Use Guidelines to the use of copyrighted material in the following scenario, is the use appropriate?


George is including the song, “The Wind Beneath My Wings” (both music and lyrics), as an introduction to the website that he and other members of his class have developed as  a group project on Pop Culture for their Psychology class.
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When applying the Fair Use Guidelines to the use of copyrighted material in the following scenario, is the use appropriate?


Porter is preparing posters to be placed around campus on the dangers of motorcycle riding and he each poster includes one of several charts copied from a publication put out by the National Department of Transportation.
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When applying the Fair Use Guidelines to the use of copyrighted material in the following scenario, is the use appropriate?


Jordan wants to include a three minute segment from a feature film to illustrate a point in her electronic dissertation, “The Impact of Viewing ‘Animal House’ on the Behavior of First Year College Students.”  The segment will be embedded as streaming video in the electronic file.
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If the proposed use of a copyrighted work or item cannot be justified by application of the Fair Use Guidelines, then what options does a student have?